The Lansing Ninjas are wearing purple today for Spirit Day to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.
From GLAAD’s Spirit Day page:
Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
The ninjas believe no one should be harassed for who they are and who they love.
We hope you’ll join the purple army in #lovelansing.