Thursday, October 21, 2010

We Love Colors & Purple Spirit Day - in memory of the LGBT teens who commited suicide



For a girl I don't own much purple...which is insane I was told. Funny thing is I own a great amount of purple makeup! I only own purple tights and a hoodie. There was NO way I would NOT wear purple yesterday. 

PS Ignore my head/face in these pictures. I seem to be slightly...UCK. 

October 20th was a sea of people sporting purple. Why? I don't know where it started, but it blossomed over Facebook with millions participating in wearing purple to support anti bullying and in memory of the gay teens who took their lives.

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.

From the Facebook event page: "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."
Celebrities have been pulling together, making videos and getting thier voice out with the "make it better project." The Make It Better Project gives youth the tools they need to make their schools better now!  Through our website and YouTube channel, youth and adults can work together to make schools safer for LGBT youth right now. Columnist Dan Savage launched “It Gets Better,” a video message in response to recent youth suicides to tell LGBT youth that life gets better after high school.  The Make It Better Project takes this one step further, giving youth the tools they need to make their lives better now.
Everyone who has been thru high school knows its not a cake walk and full of levels of bullies. But unless you are a gay teen, the level of bullying you go thru is terrible and heart breaking. And that can go past high school. 

 I almost forgot to tell you about my tights. I discovered this simply FANTASTIC company called "We Love Colors" They sell tights and leggings for all sizes. I was worried I wouldn't find bright tights for my costume for under $30. I did. They cost me $15 and I am thrilled with the quality and comfortable-ness. Let's just say I'll be purchasing EVERY color under the rainbow from them!

Check them out:

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