I really wanted to do something for Spirit Day, because I didn't have a whole lot of purple to wear and I really wanted to participate~ So I made this stamp, free for anyone to use <3
I have been put through the hell that is bullying in high school because of my sexuality, and know others who have dealt with it. I ended up suffering with horrible panic attacks for almost 4 years, every single night.
Thankfully we've all managed to get through it and never dealt with anything more then name calling, rumors, and a call to the principles office because of a -lie- that me and a female friend were caught making out (once) in the art room (even though a straight couple could be seen making out in font of the office -every morning- and nothing ever happened to them).
But now I'm in college, my panic attacks have gone, and no one "bullys" me or my friends. Things DO get better. Hang in there <3In case you are wondering:
"On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their 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 friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools." - Spirit Day facebook page, [link]
"...October 20, 2010 marks Spirit Day -- an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying.
While this specific type of bullying has received a lot of media attention as of late, we'd like to bring to light how bullying is a wide-spread problem that impacts everyone -- regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, or profession. And the recent surge of teen suicides associated with bullying can't be ignored or overlooked." - deviantArt Spirit Day page, [link]
I'm sorry it's a little late!
Feel free to post any more info on bullying or the suicides or any help that you can give to others!