Thursday 21 October was Spirit Day this year. It’s not a big event on everyone’s calendar, but it’s a big deal for gays, lesbians, and transgender people and their friends, families, and allies, because it’s an opportunity to say something against bullying LGBTQ youth. And use something purple to show support. It’s a nice atmosphere and a better message.
And even if you think it’s surprising, Spirit Day has also become a big deal in professional sports, because the NFL, NBA and especially Major League Baseball have embraced the value of Spirit Day’s message, that it’s bad to bully someone over their sexuality or gender . thing.