Spirit Day Archive

UPDATED: Dear Pittsburgh Pirates

You rock. All those ignorant haters posting craptastic garbage on your Facebook page today simply because you threw up some purple are the EXACT REASON why we need you and all of the other teams to stand proud as allies. Consider this, haters. In 2011, the Pirates released this video, one of the first teams
Category: Activism

Spirit Day is Thursday -Oct 17

Millions wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag. In the “spirit” of the day, the GLCC – Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ
Category: Culture

Guest Blog Post: I’m wearing purple today, and so should you.

Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog post from folks who identify as allies and what that means to them. Jeanne Clark blogs at Everyone’s Entitled to Jeanne’s Opinion (where this was first published) and at Ms. Magazine. Today is Spirit Day, a day for everyone to take a stand against bullying and
Category: Activism

Guest Blog Post: The Enemy Is Us

Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog post from folks who identify as allies and what that means to them. Maria Lupinacci blogs at 2 Political Junkies” In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.  Most of us
Category: Activism

Guess Blog Post: What Tribes Are You In?

Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog post from folks who identify as allies and share what that means to them. Christpher Whitlatch is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at The Pittsburgh Foundation. We met via Twitter and have gone on to connect across multiple social media forums.  It is important to
Category: Activism

Guest Blog Post: Bullies are Jagoffs

Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog post from folks who identify as allies and what that means to them. Our friend Yajagoff Catcher from YaJagoff website weighs in and sums it up nicely. A few weeks ago, fellow social media-ite and new friend, Sue Kerr, let us know that, based on her online
Category: Culture

Guest Blog Post: Things I’ve Learned as I Grew Into an Ally

Editor’s Note: This week, I’ll be sharing guest blog post from folks who identify as allies and what that means to them. Becky Willis of lil’ burghers  My daughter was tucked up on the couch looking at photos with one of my female (lesbian) friends. She, only being 4, realized that another woman kept popping
Category: Culture

Spirit Day – Oct 19

This Friday marks Spirit Day- a day when allies wear purple to speak out against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. You can learn more by visiting the Spirit Day page at GLAAD. Why is this important? Well, today I learned that a young girl in a local school took her life and I have to
Category: Activism