Today people are supposed to wear purple to show your stand against bullying of L TGB is also stands to be against domestic violence are you going to wear purple today?
I didn't know. But I did wear pink for our school's breast cancer awareness day for whatever that's worth!
I don't own purple. I'm all manly.
I suspect all of your shirts and blood colored
They are now...
I never wear purple. I do support the cause though
I wore purple - as did most of my staff
I didn't wear purple (worked today - wore my uniform suit) but the cause is in my thoughts.
It's blue Thursday here. Seahawks gear abounds.
Were from Seattle.
Love purple - don't really care about the "causes"
No, I'm actually wearing Christmas colors. Just realized it. Red tee and my green sweats. My husband just inadvertently walked out in purple though. It just happens its one of his favorite soft tee shirts. And looks really good on him, with his skin tone.
I don't do ribbons.
Be careful that'll be on your dating site. ;~)
I was not aware.
❤ Tops, how are you today?
I'm doing great. I was pretty upset a couple days ago my hours have been slashed. Due to a friend who I'm sure did it totally unintentionally.
Aw, I'm sorry. That's unfortunate. Is there anything you can say or do about it?
I found out there's people very unhappy about it.
Well I hope the best for you and that everything works out!
I wear black.
Just like Johnny Cash?
I'm sick and am "wearing" a soft purple blanket. It counts because I said so.
Would say so too sweetheart. I hope you feel better soon.
Of course it counts
Thank you :-)
For religious reasons I will not join any LGBT protests, but I will not bully them either.
Is the point of wearing purple it is to stand up against the bullying. It's not supporting peoples circumstances.
Doesn't matter if I do or don't. Most likely no more than a dozen ppl will set eyes on me today. Of that dozen, precisely none would likely have any idea the purple was symbolic of anything. Also. I don't have anything purple to wear anyway.
Rather than affecting my wardrobe choices I'd prefer to be in a counseling center working hands on with domestic abuse & trauma survivors to develop coping skills & combat PTSD.
Baby haven't you ever thought of joining the Red Hat Society?
I didn't even know about it, but I'm already wearing purple.
Purple officially represents Epilepsy and it's foundation. I have not a care about the LBGT community. I am indifferent. It has no affect on me or my son who has refractory epilepsy. I own no purple clothes.
My friends great-grandson was recently diagnosed and they're doing purple for that one.
Honestly they should stick to their rainbows.
Rainbow is supporting gay rights. The purple is to stand against the bullying. Entirely different things you can be against gays but also be against being bullied.
I'm not allowed to wear purple. It is a banned color in my house.
I'm sorry :(
It's -somewhat- a joke. My mom had this horrible coworker we knew as the "Flying Purple People Eater". Total biatch, workless purple moo moos, purple lipstick, purple eye shadow... And she was a total heifer. Purple lost all fashion appeal.
There was a librarian at my middle school who had purple everything. Wore tons of purple, purple decorations all over the library, purple glasses if I remember correctly. And her hair had this mysterious purple aura -
it was like she dyed just the very outermost layer. We were always squinting at it trying to figure out if it actually had a purple tint or if our eyes were just playing tricks due to all the purple around it.
You started listening when?
Corny, was her hair dark? It's possible she used indigo in it, which can do that.
Yeah, it was like dark brown, almost black. But hair is never completely black, I don't think.
I didn't realize until after I got dressed this morning... but I am very supportive of lgbt rights, anyone who knows me is aware of that.
1. Wearing a color DOES NOT DO ONE SINGLE THING ABOUT THE ISSUE, it only makes people FEEL like the are.
2. No one knows WHY you're wearing purple, see point one.
3. How about ALL bullying, and not being selective.
Not trying to be mean, it just seems pointless to me
As to your point number 2, a lady told me she liked my purple hair today. I told her why today was wear purple day and we had a good convo about it. Maybe they don't know why initially, but if you tell them, the they do! :)
I don't think it's supposed to DO anything, per say, it's just a way of showing that you're a supporter. There's nothing wrong with being proud.
Nothing wrong, sure, but don't fool yourself or pay yourself on the back about it.
Unless people ask but the ribbon stands for and then you can share.
Good grief, Rebel. It seems pointless to you because you're missing the point. Not everything we do needs to change the face of the world in one instant, and I doubt anyone thinks it does. People are allowed to have specific things they support.
I don't think wearing particular dyes will change anything in a million years. By all means, do your thing, but just hope you know it isn't doing anything to support the cause, only that you support the ones who are doing something.
Well I guess it's a good thing this wasn't the reason I colored my hair. And just because people wear things to support a cause doesn't mean they aren't doing anything else to support the cause as well. You have no idea what others do outside of Soh.
Unlike what you think, people don't participate in these things to feel good about themselves and to have an excuse to believe they are doing something. Group collaboration creates a sense of unity, which is an important foundation to have if you...
are fighting for something. Furthermore, it shows support for a group of people who may not frequently feel supported. That being said, no, it isn't the solution -- but don't assume that people think it is and that they aren't doing anything else.
Octopus has a point. A sense of unity is important if we ever want to change anything. And like I said, it's just a way of showing your support. Even if a few people aren't so sincere, what's the big deal? As long as they're not causing harm,
just let them toot their own horn. There are way more important things to be complaining about than whether or not wearing a specific color is going to change the world.
Today was an awareness event and awareness events have proven to be successful (to meet their goals) or people wouldn't keep having them. First, I wore all purple today - several people commented on it (as people generally do about me clothing
Because I dress nice) I was able to tell them why I as dressed in all purple. A couple said exactly what Rebel said - "all bullying is bad - why just LGBT?" I was then able to tell them that they were right - all bullying us bad, but the LBGT
Community is especially hard hit because they are different in a way some people don't accept. It was a great way to start a conversation and spark thought
All bullying is bad and it doesn't matter why a kid is picked. To be selective is almost pandering to a crowd that it's easy to be an ally for. Either defend all the kids or none.
Obviously all bullying is bad, and no one is picking and choosing. People who support LGBT youth still support other youth, too. But it's still an issue in society that is a separate, magnified problem because LGBT bullying DOES exist solely for the
reason that people are LGBT, not just because they are people. You should be aware of that.
Already dressed and out the door. But I would have worn purple, had I known!
I looked and didn't find any purple in my closet, however my hair is purple right now! That counts right?
Would say over-the-top counts good for you! You could go to sewing store and buy a piece of purple ribbon too. Tie it and wear it . A white knot stands for marriage equity.
Luckily since I'm a hairdresser it's permissible ;) the ribbon things a good idea, I might have some already in my scrap box.
I don't have any purple work clothes :(
I have tie dye with purple in it
Didn't get the memo, I'm wearing green but still support the cause.
Not my color.
I will have to see if I own anything purple. I usually wear all black with an occasional touch of grey.
How are you doing today? If you're close to a sewing store you can just get a piece of purple ribbon. Tied in a knot.
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