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Spirit Day 2012

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 1:50 PM
    "Ultimately, I want Spirit Day to make just one person feel little bit better about his or herself, to feel safe enough in their own skin and to be proud of who they are" - Brittany McMillan


In memory of the young LGBT people who lost their lives to suicide, Brittany encouraged her friends to wear purple on a day in October -- a day that came to be known as Spirit Day. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.

While Spirit Day does focus on the LGBT community, I believe that it's anti-bullying message is relevant to every community.  It only get's better, if we take the pledge to make it so. 

Practice compassion and understanding, and treat others how you would like to be treated and we can make a difference. 

Show your support for this anti-bullying message on October 19th by participating in one or more of the following:

:bulletpurple: Turn your devID or your avatar purple
:bulletpurple: Create Spirit Day artwork and submit it to our Spirit Day Gallery. Submit your artwork that encourage themes such as acceptance, love,  kindness, inclusion, diversity, embracing differences, compassion, empathy, and of course, purple!
:bulletpurple: Show support for fellow deviants
:bulletpurple: Be awesome

Want to use this amazing skin that pica-ae created? You can get it here
Spirit Day Free Journal Skin by pica-ae

To read more about Spirit Day and GLAAD, click on the 'What is Spirit Day' button below.


<da:thumb id="263821002"/>Spirit Day by shadowlight-oak

Every Day by savagebinnOC - Spirit Day Tribute by Momoko-Kawase

Free Spirit - Free Avi by Seiorai

Spirit by Grumski

Spirit Day by alyannaSpirit Day by Yaichiko

spirit day by DrunkMuttPT - Spirit Day 2011 by Tyshea





:iconcommunityrelations: supports Spirit Day

Join us on Spirit Day, this Friday October 19th and let's make a pledge to end bullying.
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:icontheaitetos:
Theaitetos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
What a stupid idea. Who always comes up with petty stuff like that?
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
What idea is "stupid" exactly?
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:icontheaitetos:
Theaitetos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Both ideas: Spirit Day itself and the fact that dA is joining in on this thing, for 2 reasons:
:bulletred: There's a lot of bullying (not only LGBT stuff) going on right here at this site, yet we see these more-than-useless signs put up in front of the :devart:house instead of implementing measures to address the problem in the backyard.
:bulletred: Why focus on some special community when it comes to anti-bullying pledges? There's bullying of all kinds of people, not only LGBTs.
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If you actually read my post you'd see I addressed both those reasons. Clearly you didn't and just want to rally against an effort.
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:icontheaitetos:
Theaitetos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I did, but apart from mentioning it in half of a sentence, there is nothing, no mentioning it in a prominent place (headline), nor is it possible to solely participate in the effort against bullying: Everyone who supports efforts against bullying, is forced to support the LGBT-movement as well or isn't able to participate; not cool.
Oh, and the other thing: No, dA still hasn't implemented any really useful tools to defend against bullies and haters.
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:icontyshea:
Tyshea Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!
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:iconrochyxd23:
ROCHYXD23 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Ay, no puede ser, solo duraba un día y no pude participar ni subir un dibujo...
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:iconrmxtrailmix:
RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I :heart: Chic-Fil-A; they have good chicken sandwiches.
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:icontouchedvenus:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Such a beautiful event :love:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think this was very much 'embraced' by the whole Community.
Good idea.
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:iconkaz-d:
Kaz-D Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here -> [link]
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:icontesumii:
tesumii Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012   Digital Artist
I totally support this event!!~ Already submitted my art!

^w^~
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:iconangerissues1234:
AngerIssues1234 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful, it's just amazing.
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:iconrequiemachina:
Requiemachina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Avatar changed!
This is an event I support fully!
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:iconcookiefur:
cookiefur Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Bullies are scum, i support this...
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:iconspindlewinter:
SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I completely forgot this even existed. Um... I'll change after my shower? *scuttles off in shame*
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:iconduperhero:
duperhero Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
How to do step 3? And how to color my dA ID purple?
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:iconangelheartthewarrior:
AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your avatar is already purple, dA ID I have no idea.
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:iconduperhero:
duperhero Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
:iconohrlyplz:
What a pity!
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:iconcrystalgears:
CrystalGears Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I am really glad that there is a day like this. I am going to participate!
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:iconzeochan:
zeochan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
This is something I can relate to, so I too shall wear purple =). Id definietly like to take part in this. Hey my icon already has some purple in it already :dummy:
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:iconburrito-cat:
burrito-cat Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Our school's Spirit Day was a while ago, but why the heck not join in it again? Oh PS. I know McMillan personally, she went to my school. =)
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:icongodofodd:
godofodd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I don't own any purple, but I stand in full support of the message behind Spirit Day. My daughter is excited to wear purple, as she agrees no one deserves to be bullied for any reason.
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:iconicytemporalist:
icytemporalist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletpurple::bulletpurple::bulletpurple:
At first I thought it was yesterday (Thursday 18) but that must be when the journal was posted.
:bulletpurple::bulletpurple:
Oh the joys of timezones!
:bulletpurple:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gack. I'm purple.
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:iconbonbonaj3:
Bonbonaj3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is LGBT? *feels a little stupid*
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender :)
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:icontheblackbullets:
TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender.
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:iconms-coffeepixie:
Ms-CoffeePixie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community =).
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:iconmel-l92:
Mel-L92 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Purple avatar and ID! ^-^
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:iconpsto1464:
psto1464 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: If I knew how I would turn my icon purple to
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:iconxcetera:
Xcetera Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
I can help with that :la:
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:iconpsto1464:
psto1464 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be great if its not to late for help turning my icon purple?
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:iconxcetera:
Xcetera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Gosh, I'm sorry :( I already did it, but I turned off my computer and am heading to work. Sorry!
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:iconpsto1464:
psto1464 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks anyway :D
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:icongetcarter:
getcarter Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Photographer
:clap:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:love:
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:iconnyiana-sama:
Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
:squee: I'm amazed that I knew enough about gimp to even make my ID purple. I amaze myself even more with each day that goes by.

:iconpurpleheartplz:

:paranoid: and I'll be sure to wear purple socks tomorrow. Sadly, they are the only purple that I own in my wardrobe.
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:iconyukimizuno:
YukiMizuno Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember that Cartoon Network did a special on bullying once; I think they should show it today to remind everyone that bullying is a serious thing. :)

Here it is, for those who want to watch it: [link]

:iconlovepurpleplz:
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:icondpressedsoul:
DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconlovepurpleplz:
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:iconashleyxbrooke:
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:meow:!
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:iconoiiou:
Oiiou Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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:iconthelasthuzzah:
TheLastHuzzah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New avatar spirited up :dummy:
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:iconreishuu:
reishuu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Purplefied and ready! :giggle:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
:meow:
Purple header? :meow:
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:iconsingingflames:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a great idea! I'll be changing my icon! :squee:
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:iconmedli20:
medli20 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Every day should be spirit day. :iconpurpleheartplz:
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:iconsofiar12:
SofiaR12 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] I hoe this is enough ^w^
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconpurplecatplz: Thrilled to participate :iconpurpleheartplz:
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