Spirit Day happens in October every year since 2010 and encourages people to wear purple to show their support for gay rights. In 2010, the first year of the event, 2 million people participated in it and 3 million did the next year. Celebrities such as Shay Mitchell form Pretty Little Liars and Diana Agron from Glee were ambassadors for the day and others such as the group fun. took part in it in 2012.
Brittany McMillan founded Spirit Day in 2010 after hearing about many gay teenagers committing suicide because of bullying through social media... [+] Read more
Having worked on the issue of gay rights recently, I think it is important to actually do some volunteering surrounding that issue. However, most of the organizations I e-mail failed to respond to me, and the only one that did, did not have any concrete short term volunteer opportunities. The only thing they told me to do was to pledge to speak out against homophobic attitudes and bullying.
At the college, there is an LGBT club. Unfortunately, it seems more like a place for LGBTQ students to hang out and talk with people of the same sexual orientation, than a place where people try to... [+] Read more