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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-10-03 20:05
Subject: [culture] Spirit Day
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Tags:culture, gay
Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day
 


It’s been decided. 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.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.


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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-10-04 03:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No one has contacted their parents about this.
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2010-10-04 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you very much for this variation. I've felt really uncomfortable about the way those kids' photos are being splashed around.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-04 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I did not realize at first there was a permissions issue, or an ethical one. I wish I had seen it sooner, because that's the kind of thing I *should* recognize.
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-10-04 15:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
...oh, that's awesome. I was going to put up a post about social appropriation today. May I please use your edited graphic?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-04 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It came from neo_prodigy, but I believe it's intended for general use.
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-10-04 16:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Credit where credit is due. Thank you.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-10-04 16:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Excellent post, btw.
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Renfield
User: cuddlycthulhu
Date: 2010-10-04 16:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you.
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