This Spirit Day Wear Your Support for Bullied Youth On Your Sleeve
Show your spirit this October 19 with Alex & Chloe’s adorable purple tee!
According to a 2009 report by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), almost 90 percent of LGBT youth have experienced verbal harassment in school because of their sexual orientation. Equally as troubling, nearly two-thirds of LGBT students have felt unsafe in the classroom.
The merciless bullying of her classmates and friends inspired teen activist Brittany McMillan to start Spirit Day in 2010. What began as an online campaign to support young victims of harassment quickly transformed into a powerful movement.
This October 19, you can join celebrity ambassadors like Shay Mitchell, Wendy Williams, George Takei, and many more simply by wearing purple.
We heart this pretty purple tee from Alex & Chloe for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The limited edition shirt is priced at $35 and can be purchased online at HRC.org. Pair it with opaque tights, a flirty mini, and a chic blazer to rock the look anywhere.
Millions of Americans have already pledged to go purple this month in honor of Spirit Day and National Anti-Bullying Month. Will you heed the call to end the bullying of at-risk LGBT youth?
Diana Denza is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.