Love your neighbor as yourself. No if, and or buts. Spread love, not hate always.
Spirit Day is an annual observance that takes place on the third Thursday in October on October 20 this year. This day aims to create awareness for the bullying and harassment that the L.G.B.T.Q community faces. Millions of people worldwide identify as queer, and many more are yet to publicly declare their status.
Bullying has different forms from physical to legislative to extreme religion. No one deserves to be bullied and the LGBTQ community is worthy of support and love. Peace my friends.
To all those in the LGBTQ community who are living their truth I am your ally. To those who are still living in secret you are loved and supported and seen. Have hope and have courage.
Transgender people are beautiful human beings. They are living their truth on their terms. I remember those lost to the violence of ignorance and fear. To the trans community be safe and keep your guard up.
Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBTQ youth.
As a person of faith, I know God made us ALL of us in His image. To bully someone for living their truth and for how they love is wrong. LGBTQ folks have a right to happiness and the blessings of their creator. Some of my best friends are people of faith who happen to be a member of the LGBTQ community. I stand with them for being awesome people. Love is Love my good people.
To all those who have come out you have my love and respect. Living your truth is a powerful statement. To those who cannot come out for one reason or another may you find your way to being yourself when the time is safe and right.
Teaching about the evils of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and other social ills is very important in these days we live in. For our society to advance you have to peel back the curtain that some would rather keep closed because that means they are complicit in making life hard for others. Without these lessons those who seek to take the country back to a dark place will win. America should be a place for life, liberty and happiness for all. Future generations depend on that promise. Teach our children well because their lives literally depend on it.
Openness may not completely disarm prejudice, but it’s a good place to start.Jason Collins, LGBTQ Athlete