Spirit Day is now an annual event to speak out against bullying and show support for LGBT youth through millions of Americans wearing the color purple. It was started in 2010 by high schooler Brittany McMillan who encouraged her friends to wear purple in memory of LGBT youth who have committed suicide. It has since grown to include celebrities, business entities like the New York Stock Exchange, and now sports leagues like Major League Soccer.
The NBA and WNBA are also participating this year. Major League Soccer will feature Spirit day on its social media platforms.
You can take the pledge to participate in this year’s Spirit Day at the GLAAD website.
Now maybe MLS clubs can wear purple armbands that weekend too…