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TopsQueen October 17th, 2013 5:23pm

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?

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auraelys The answer is 42.
10/18/13 5:44 pm

I didn't know. But I did wear pink for our school's breast cancer awareness day for whatever that's worth!

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/18/13 6:55 am

I don't own purple. I'm all manly.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/18/13 7:34 am

I suspect all of your shirts and blood colored

isusd5
10/18/13 1:25 am

I never wear purple. I do support the cause though

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/17/13 8:09 pm

I wore purple - as did most of my staff

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/17/13 7:55 pm

I didn't wear purple (worked today - wore my uniform suit) but the cause is in my thoughts.

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opie99 left coast best coast
10/17/13 3:35 pm

It's blue Thursday here. Seahawks gear abounds.

ozzy
10/17/13 2:15 pm

Love purple - don't really care about the "causes"

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Rosebud Ohio
10/17/13 1:56 pm

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.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 4:44 pm

Be careful that'll be on your dating site. ;~)

Octopus
10/17/13 1:12 pm

❤ Tops, how are you today?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 1:17 pm

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.

Octopus
10/17/13 1:40 pm

Aw, I'm sorry. That's unfortunate. Is there anything you can say or do about it?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 4:44 pm

I found out there's people very unhappy about it.

Octopus
10/17/13 8:19 pm

Well I hope the best for you and that everything works out!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 1:18 pm

Just like Johnny Cash?

wego Utah
10/17/13 12:26 pm

I'm sick and am "wearing" a soft purple blanket. It counts because I said so.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 1:18 pm

Would say so too sweetheart. I hope you feel better soon.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
10/17/13 12:18 pm

For religious reasons I will not join any LGBT protests, but I will not bully them either.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 1:19 pm

Is the point of wearing purple it is to stand up against the bullying. It's not supporting peoples circumstances.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/17/13 12:14 pm

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.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/17/13 12:20 pm

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.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 12:24 pm

Baby haven't you ever thought of joining the Red Hat Society?

jmw7477 Indiana
10/17/13 12:05 pm

I didn't even know about it, but I'm already wearing purple.

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fixitlater My Life
10/17/13 11:40 am

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.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 12:25 pm

My friends great-grandson was recently diagnosed and they're doing purple for that one.

fixitlater My Life
10/17/13 1:18 pm

Honestly they should stick to their rainbows.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 4:46 pm

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.

Kris Humidity Central
10/17/13 10:58 am

I'm not allowed to wear purple. It is a banned color in my house.

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Kris Humidity Central
10/17/13 11:05 am

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 11:08 am

Hahahahahahahahahaha

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 11:09 am

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 -

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 11:10 am

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.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 11:22 am

You started listening when?

Rosebud Ohio
10/17/13 1:58 pm

Corny, was her hair dark? It's possible she used indigo in it, which can do that.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 2:12 pm

Yeah, it was like dark brown, almost black. But hair is never completely black, I don't think.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 10:58 am

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.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 10:50 am

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.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 10:51 am

Not trying to be mean, it just seems pointless to me

presleyc5 tejas
10/17/13 10:56 am

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! :)

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 10:59 am

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 11:01 am

Nothing wrong, sure, but don't fool yourself or pay yourself on the back about it.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 11:23 am

Unless people ask but the ribbon stands for and then you can share.

Octopus
10/17/13 1:11 pm

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.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/17/13 4:40 pm

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.

presleyc5 tejas
10/17/13 6:55 pm

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.

Octopus
10/17/13 8:04 pm

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...

Octopus
10/17/13 8:05 pm

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.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 8:10 pm

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,

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/17/13 8:11 pm

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.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/17/13 8:16 pm

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

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/17/13 8:17 pm

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

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/17/13 8:19 pm

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

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/18/13 7:34 am

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.

Octopus
10/18/13 12:41 pm

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

Octopus
10/18/13 12:42 pm

reason that people are LGBT, not just because they are people. You should be aware of that.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/17/13 10:49 am

Already dressed and out the door. But I would have worn purple, had I known!

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presleyc5 tejas
10/17/13 10:47 am

I looked and didn't find any purple in my closet, however my hair is purple right now! That counts right?

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 10:49 am

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.

presleyc5 tejas
10/17/13 10:53 am

Luckily since I'm a hairdresser it's permissible ;) the ribbon things a good idea, I might have some already in my scrap box.

Wink
10/17/13 10:38 am

I don't have any purple work clothes :(

JennaAwesome Book Lover
10/17/13 10:34 am

I have tie dye with purple in it

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dustbunny
10/17/13 10:32 am

Didn't get the memo, I'm wearing green but still support the cause.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/17/13 10:24 am

I will have to see if I own anything purple. I usually wear all black with an occasional touch of grey.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/13 10:50 am

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.