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shellybaxter1234 October 13th, 2013 7:55pm

I just learned that Thursday October 17th is Spirit Day - a day to wear Purple in protest of bullying of LBGT youth. I'll be wearing purple - will you?

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Jack14 Massachusetts
10/14/13 5:59 pm

Ill wear a purple tie (its the best i can do due to school dress code)

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astroguy6000
10/14/13 5:16 pm

I look like Barney.

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dotails DotUrTsAndCrossUrEyes
10/14/13 1:22 pm

I'm against bullying.We need to love one another but I also don't support the confused activities of the bullied.So I will address the bullies at the root insteadWhen you share the love of Jesus peoples lives are changed and they find it hard to hate

EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 11:24 am

I'll be wearing purple, Shelly! :-)

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moonlightshadow love in the moonlight
10/14/13 10:16 am

I hate bulling and I'm going to wear all purple heck ill even dye my hair purple and paint my nails purple

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DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/14/13 6:28 am

Yea, and I'll also be listening to Deep Purple all day!!

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Dannysgirl618 Minot AFB
10/14/13 4:50 am

There's all kinds of days to wear colors for something. But that doesn't mean I know why they're wearing that color. Only one I'm aware of is pink for breast cancer and red on Fridays until the troops come home.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/14/13 5:59 am

I didn't know about red in Fridays until the troops come home, but if I saw more than a couple of people wearing Red I would ask what for and then I would know - that's why it is an awareness activity

Wink
10/14/13 4:46 am

No, but only because I don't have purple work clothes.

rons screw politicians
10/14/13 4:34 am

Purple is so depressing. It's the death color. Not for me.

skacey best poll is evenly split
10/13/13 10:26 pm

I have very low standards for how I pick the colors I where, so I am easily swayed to wear what ever color is trending for any good reason. That being said, this does absolutely nothing to help LBGT youth. It's just trendy.

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Porcupine
10/13/13 11:30 pm

I was of the same opinion, but Shelly made some respectable points about it being a valuable opening to more definitive measures.

kmlong Mobile, AL
10/13/13 9:48 pm

I think bullying occurs no matter what your sexual orientation is. Have you ever seen the documentary Bully?

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soldier187
10/13/13 7:54 pm

I wear a uniform for work that does not allow alterations...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 6:58 pm

I don't know - good question. - LOL

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:11 pm

I agree with the idea, but I don't see this action achieving very much.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 6:49 pm

It is just for awareness - gives people a chance to A) talk about why they are wearing purple and B) identify with others who wear purple

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:56 pm

Ok, I can see that serving a role. Still, more definitive action is needed to follow it up.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 6:59 pm

I agree - I hope this isn't the only thing planned - I would imagine this is just an awareness campaign

Porcupine
10/13/13 7:05 pm

Well, please keep us posted on further developments. I will see what purple I can come up with.

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/13/13 5:32 pm

I hate purple, so I'll be supporting the cause in spirit! ;)

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 5:11 pm

It turns out I don't have purple. I'll symbolically wear it though

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bMyComrade Stumptown
10/13/13 4:32 pm

I'll try to remember, I'm usually a bit spacey with dressing in the morning.

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roundsquare round square
10/13/13 4:23 pm

I have a purple tee shirt I will wear.

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Porcupine
10/13/13 6:18 pm

That was unnecessary. Perhaps an apology is in order?

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/13/13 8:23 pm

Come to Oregon, you deserve a good punch in the nose

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/13/13 8:24 pm

And so does whoever liked your comment, assuming it wasn't you too.

MassAsks Boston
10/13/13 3:31 pm

No, why are we just recognizing LGBT bullying? Other people are bullied too. I think it's another political social issue. I'll wear a colored shirt the day they recognize bullying of all types. Stop focusing on just one group.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 3:17 pm

No, because I hate groups taking colors and putting an innate meaning behind them so that people make assumptions about you based on what color you're wearing, your car is, your nails are painted, ect. Think of pink or rainbow. Can't we just have colors be nothing more obvious than a color?

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Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 3:19 pm

It's about as sensical as if we assigned numbers. Wear/write 17 on your person for support of breast cancer! 32 for anti bullying! 97 for gay rights! 30124 to save the turtles!

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 4:33 pm

Do you have the same issue with Red and Gold for the San Francisco 49ers or even Red/White and Blue for the USA? If not then I don't understand your point

Ernest Make it so
10/13/13 6:45 pm

@shelly while a good point, I think it is misplaced. Red and Gold for the San Francisco 49ers is one: a team with team colors, and two, based on historical established history. Red/White and Blue for the USA isa national symbol/colors.

Ernest Make it so
10/13/13 6:47 pm

The act is different and more like when the rainbow was hijacked from being a religious symbol to something different. 'Claiming' colors to stand for this or that can be problematic.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 6:47 pm

EMC - those things started somewhere. I don't see the difference

Ernest Make it so
10/13/13 6:54 pm

It's like this: alright guys, on Wednesday, wear white in support of the 'being straight community.' The breast cancer symbol is now the symbol for that movement.

Do you see any issues with this? It's different than a national team or country colors

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 8:33 pm

What ECM said. If it's a sports team or national colors, it's different. Though I still dislike it. I'd like to wear red and grey or blue and yellow here together. Yet everyone thinks football. Red white and blue, that's not an otherwise overly common combination. And generally also requires stars,

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 8:36 pm

stripes, or a holiday to be associated automatically with patriotism. If I wear blue jeans and a white/red shirt, it's not screaming AMERICA. A shirt with a rainbow? Screams I'm for gay rights. A pink one this month? Breast cancer companies.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/13/13 3:07 pm

What is spirit day? Seriously.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 3:14 pm

Seriously - according to the internet (after I heard about it on MSNBC) it is a day to wear purple for LGBT people

MrEdwin Mystery
10/13/13 2:46 pm

If I remember to wear people lol, my schools color is purple :p is there any reason for choosing purple? I would've expected something like rainbows

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lipgloss Fort Riley, Ks
10/13/13 2:40 pm

No, not bc I am not against bullying, but because I really hate that color so I don't anything purple.

ncbuc Get Over It
10/13/13 2:31 pm

How is wearing a specific color accomplishing anything? No I won't be. Only because I have nothing purple. Honestly, solidarity and/or boycotts do very little. Just my opinion.

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ishady 86451132020
10/13/13 2:24 pm

I don't have anything purple but I will defend anyone being put down because they are LGBT.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 3:21 pm

Why not just defend people regardless? No bullying is "worst", it's destructive be it for your orientation, skin color, hair color, weight, wearing glasses or dresses or secondhand clothes, looking too old/young, being too smart/stupid...

ishady 86451132020
10/13/13 3:27 pm

I agree, and I'm sick of people being put down for being " weird" or " strange" because of someone's twisted ideology that doesn't permit diversity.

I'm not intimidated by people who are different. They amuse me but I accept their humanity.

jmw7477 Indiana
10/13/13 1:53 pm

Absolutely!

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swervin Maryland
10/13/13 1:50 pm

I don't have any purple clothes. But I am anti bully.

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camigirl
10/13/13 1:49 pm

I'll take any opportunity to show my support for the LGBT community.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 3:15 pm

Me too Camigirl and against bullying of any kind really

Skarface Banned
10/13/13 1:49 pm

I don't own any purple clothes.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/13/13 1:43 pm

I don't like purple. Perhaps blue, I tend to like to wear grays and I love earthy kinda greens.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/13/13 1:39 pm

It may be dark blue due to my being colorblind but I'll try

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beanD California
10/13/13 1:38 pm

I'll be wearing purple, but only bc it's Purple Thursday like every week... My friend started it, I joined, we're the coolest kids in school :P

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:46 pm

What school? (Just curious)

beanD California
10/13/13 1:56 pm

Probably not one you've heard of. It's super small - although our girls basketball team did win division championships last year!

beanD California
10/13/13 1:56 pm

Are you in SoCal? (Otherwise known as the way cooler part of CA)

Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:56 pm

Try me, I've heard of many schools.

Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:57 pm

I'm in SoCal. Ventura county to be more exact

beanD California
10/13/13 1:58 pm

Oh! You're just one county below me! Heard of Providence Hall?

Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:59 pm

I've heard of it

beanD California
10/13/13 2:01 pm

You could come join us for Purple Polo Thursday.

Mattwall1
10/13/13 2:03 pm

I have school in Newbury park. I doubt I could get there

beanD California
10/13/13 2:04 pm

Technicalities...

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/13/13 1:36 pm

Why not just support not bullying, why single groups out?

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Minyanko Tumblr
10/13/13 1:37 pm

Because bullying in general is always covered.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/13/13 1:41 pm

If it were, there'd be no need for a protest day

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 3:22 pm

Agreed...

bookah New York
10/13/13 1:34 pm

Is it? That's the day I plan on coming out to my friends. Guess I'll break out the purple long sleeved shirt then

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bookah New York
10/13/13 1:34 pm

Is it? That's the day I plan on coming out to my friends. Guess I'll break out the purple long sleeved shirt then

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bookah New York
10/13/13 1:35 pm

My phone froze sorry for the double post...

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 3:17 pm

That sounded harsh - I hope you are being serious - that would be cool

bookah New York
10/13/13 3:21 pm

Am I serious about me coming out? Of course! I've been running the conversation through my head for the last week. One of my friends already knows so that might make it easier but I'm still super anxious. As for the purple shirt, I'll only be wearing it if it's cold enough, ja feel?

bookah New York
10/13/13 3:24 pm

And the reason I planned Thursday is because I'm away at college and I go home for break Wednesday. Thursday is the discount day at BWW and we usually go. I don't plan on doing it in the restaurant but yeah

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 3:25 pm

I do feel - good for you. Sorry I questioned you. I hope it works out really well for you :-)

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/13/13 1:30 pm

Only because I don't own anything purple...

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musicfreak Loving Life
10/13/13 1:31 pm

Take a marker and color a white shirt :) jk

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/13/13 1:39 pm

Ha, I'll have to come up with something creative then ;)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/13/13 1:22 pm

We'll see. The 17th is a lot of days from now, so even if I say yes today, who knows what's actually going to happen by the time we get there?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/13/13 1:22 pm

As usual, I won't be leaving the house, so I'll be in my usual white t-shirt and black shorts. But good poll, Shelly. ❤️

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/13/13 3:26 pm

You, Sis, are one great hugger. :-)

musicfreak Loving Life
10/13/13 1:22 pm

Yes, to support my friend. I also don't think bulling for any reason is okay. I will wear purple for sure.

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wego Utah
10/13/13 1:20 pm

You bet.

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MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 1:19 pm

Can't I have civil war history club. Need to wear my American shirt and Gettysburg tie.

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:21 pm

Do you have any purple wristbands or anything?

MJSeals Legal Eagle soon
10/13/13 1:23 pm

My school doesn't allow wrist bands or necklaces. I go to a Jesuit school which is VERY sticked with dress code

Kris Humidity Central
10/13/13 1:00 pm

I'm not allowed to wear purple

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Mattwall1
10/13/13 1:05 pm

Boot camp?