#SpiritDay …. going purple against bullying … October 15, 2015″!!


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~~October 15, 2015~~ 

#SpiritDay …. WEAR PURPLE

What is Spirit Day?

Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBT youth.

This year GLAAD will celebrate Spirit Day on October 15 where we will all stand together; communities, corporations, celebrities, landmarks, faith groups, sports leagues, schools and so much more, to send a message of solidarity and acceptance to LGBT youth.

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Where did the idea come from?
An amazing teenager, Brittany McMillan, wanted to remember those young people who lost their lives to suicide and to take a stand against bullying.

Who participates?
Students, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals, celebrities, parents and many more. Everyone from Oprah to Cher to Facebook and MTV have gone purple for Spirit Day. Even the White House joined the cause!

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http://www.glaad.org/spiritday/about

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#SpiritDay 2014

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~Sometimes the smallest thing can mean the world #SpiritDay~

~~Published on Sep 28, 2015~~

I was thrilled when GLAAD approached me to make a short animation to get the word out about Spirit Day 2015, the day when millions of people around the world will wear purple to stand up against bullying of LGBT youth.

This is an issue that hits very close to home for me.

I had too many of my own experiences with bullying growing up, although they grew more out of the general odd-ballness that creates animators rather than my sexual identity.

For a couple of years, I was the kid with a special seat on the bus so I wouldn’t get beat up every day.

Bullying creates real despair and desperation.

It can take a lot of years to shake it off.

And some kids don’t make it that far.

Layer on top of that someone trying to figure out their sexuality, and the fact that teachers and family might actually be part of the bullying, and it gets pretty grim. That’s why standing up to this kind of bullying is so vital for everyone to do, every day.

But it’s also incredibly important that the folks who are getting bullied know they’re not alone in this.

That sense of isolation and helplessness can, I think, be the worst part of it.

That’s why Spirit Day is such a big deal, it makes the support visible.

Let’s all give a big purple shout out to everybody facing this kind of bullying and say, we got your back.

We’re with you.

I can only hope this short animation we created will get that word out to a few more people, and help Spirit Day make a bit more of a difference.

Now go take the pledge, y’all!

Harold Moss

Creative Director, FlickerLab

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#StandWithJetta …. Stop bullying!!


~~October 28, 2014~~

~Girl, 10, bullied after cutting hair short to donate to charity~

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Jetta Fosburg’s mother was so proud of her 10-year-old daughter for cutting 14 inches off of her hair to help children with cancer. But when Jetta showed up to school with short hair, her classmates began bullying her for having a “boy’s” hair cut. Her mother contacted the school and says the principal told her that he didn’t know of any child that had ever died from words and that Jetta should toughen up.

Support for Jetta is pouring in from around the country as she and her mother take a stand against bullying.

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An Ohio mother is speaking out after she says her 10-year-old daughter was bullied at school because she cut her hair short to donate it to charity.

Fox 45 reported on October 20, 2014, that Jetta Fosburg decided on her own to cut 14 inches off of her long blonde hair and donate it to Wigs for Kids, a charity that helps children with cancer and other hair loss issues.

“I have some family members who have cancer so I thought it was the right thing to do,” Jetta told Fox 45.

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However, her mother Heidi Fosburg told the station that ever since Jetta cut her hair, “things have not been good.” Fosburg pulled her daughter out of her school, Pathway School of Discovery in Dayton, after she said Jetta was bullied about her short hair.

“They said things like she wants to be a boy, she’s ugly now, a lot of hurtful things,” Fosburg told Fox 45.

Fosburg said she took her concerns to her daughter’s teacher, and filled out a bullying report. Although the school promised to address the issue, she said the bullying continued. She also contacted the principal, who she said told her to “tough it out,” according to Fox 45.

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“And (he) told me that he didn’t know of any child that had ever died from words. And that we needed to toughen up and deal with it, and he would deal with it how he saw appropriate, which was obviously not the response we were looking for,” Fosburg told WHIO.

National Heritage Academies, which runs Pathway School of Discovery, told WHIO in a statement that they are investigating the case after a complaint was filed.

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Meanwhile, support has poured in for Jetta. Her mother has set up a Facebook page to encourage her, and Fox 45 reported Thursday that supporters gathered outside her school to stand against the bullies.

“This is about building Jetta up and sharing this message so other kids that are bullied can know we’re behind them,” school show choir director Sara Reynolds told Fox 45.

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http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/26830570/mom-girl

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~~JETTA’S FACEBOOK PAGE~~

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-With-Jetta/861357587249282?fref=photo

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#StandWithJetta #WigsForKids #DonateCharity #CancerKids #PathwaySchoolOfDiscovery #FromTheHeartOfBabes #BullyingStopsNow

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #hrexachwordpress

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Girl who cut off her hair to give to cancer patients has to be removed from school

~~Published on Oct 20, 2014~~

relentlessly bullied and called ‘ugly’

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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