October 20th - wear purple to rememeber the lives and spirits of the boys who killed themselves because they were bullied for being gay. In South Africa I know of many gay men and women who have been harrassed, beaten, raped and murdered because of their sexuality. In my ...heart on the 20th I will be holding all of the people who have been so deeply hurt by intolerance, ignorance and hatred. I hope you'll join me.
Reposted from LJ:
"On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.
RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)
REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace."