GLAAD Initiates Spirit Day To Show Support For Bullied Gay TeenagersOctober 20th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri
Oct 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is a special day for those boys and girls who believe in same sex love and have faced the flak from the mainstream society for their choices. September turned out to be a terrible month for teens belonging to the LGBT community as 6 teenagers were driven to commit suicide owing to inhuman bullying and mental torture. GLAAD which stands for Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation asked the web users who support the cause of the LGBT community to show their solidarity and support for those unfortunate teens who lost their lives. The organization which is a media monitoring entity working for resisting defamation of the gays and lesbians by the media has asked the supporters to wear purple on October 20th as a sign of respect and support for the queer community. They are calling it the Spirit Day.
The people who support the cause but prefer to stay on line for the majority of time can make their Twitter and Facebook page purple. Despite more and more countries coming to terms with homosexuality and legalizing it as well, gay bashing and bullying continue to be prevalent in several countries in Europe. The incidents of gay youngsters being driven to death by bullying including that of Tyler Clementi,the Rutgers University student have made the supporters of the queer movement agitated.
They want to raise a voice against the inhuman bullying and atrocities and the Spirit Day may just give them a chance to do so. The invitation to wear purple is not meant only for Gays and Lesbians but anyone who supports the cause can take part in it.
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