>A Day of Remembrance


Today is Wednesday October 20th
and I am wearing purple.

I wear purple today in remembrance of the 6 boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse at home and in schools: Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase, Asher Brown, Billy Lucas, Zach Harrington and all other victims of homophobia

I wear purple today because purple represents spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that is what we all need to have today and always: spirit.

I wear purple today because I have been the victims of that same bullying and harassment and have endured, survived and thrived regardless, perhaps even because of it.

I wear purple today because some of my family, friends, neighbors and co-workers have faced similar harassment in their youth.

I wear purple today to bring awareness to, and put an end to, intolerance that is causing our LGBTQ youth to take their lives out of desperation for the bullying and harassment to end.

I wear purple today as a message to my family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and schools, that I support efforts to stop bullying and save the lives of our LGBTQ youth.

I wear purple today to add my voice to the chorus of compassionate and concerned adults who have stood up for and spoken out in defense of our LGBTQ youth.

I wear purple today to send a message out to LGBTQ youth: It will and does get better and you will meet people who will love and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.

I wear purple today as a reminder that, no matter how far we’ve come, we have a long way to go.

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5 Responses to >A Day of Remembrance

  1. Ur-spo says:

    >another excellent post ! you write so welland you look great in mauve purple.

  2. Mark in DE says:

    >Excellent post! I join you in wearing purple today.

  3. Gary says:

    >This is the best description I've read. Thanks for posting.

  4. anne marie says:

    >and you look quite handsome too, wearing purple! smooches!

  5. Raybeard says:

    >Truly a cause that everyone with a heart and a brain ought to get behind. Thank you for doing your 'bit' (as ever).

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