Oct. 19 is Spirit Day, that wonderful fall day where gays and their allies wear purple. Are you wearing purple today? Well, allow me to tell you where that purpleness comes from, historically!
Today, a closeted peer can look around a room and see all the people who will support his or her decision to come out. A bullied student can see the people who will not stand by without intervening. As we wear purple today, we give a visual of all the love and support we have to offer.