Wear Purple On Wednesday

Wear Purple On Wednesday

by digby

I love purple and will happily join in:

It’s been decided! On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the LGBT youth who have committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes and schools.

PURPLE represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.

Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase, Asher Brown, Cody J. Barker, Harrison Chase Brown, Caleb Nolt, Billy Lucas, Jeanine Blanchette, and Chantal Dube.

Spread The Message. It is important that all this hate be stopped

Purple was also the color of the suffragists, so it has a long history of being used as a public identifier for civil rights. (I suspect it may have been a slap in the face to the royalists originally, but I don't know that.)

In any case, this is an easy thing to do and would certainly make any gay teenagers you might know feel a sense of solidarity to see random people wearing purple for this cause.