Watch These People Share Their Horrible Bullying Experiences

#spiritday

October 16 is officially the day when you can take a stand against bullying and advocate tolerance towards the LGBT youth.

Since 2010, Spirit Day has involved individuals, schools, organizations, corporations and public figures wearing purple as a symbol of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Just listen to these kids sharing their stories on how obnoxious bullying is.

According to a National School Climate Survey by GLSEN, 8 out of 10 LGBT students report being bullied by friends and even the school's staff. Some say they've encountered negative remarks about their gender expression even from their family.

"Growing up in a Christian home being gay wasn't accepted and still isn't accepted. I was pretty much antagonized and made to fear that if I continue on being gay, I would go to hell," one of the students told GLAAD.

This year, Spirit Day received a huge back up from public figures such as the cast of Pretty Little Liars, Orange is the New Black and other celebrities.

You can find out more about Spirit Day by following the hashtag #spiritday on social media or by visiting GLAAD's website and Facebook page

Wear purple? Wear a whole lot of purple.


For more inspiring stories related to LGBTQ community, read the Beautiful Photographs Explore The Self-Assigned Gender Labels And Sexuality on Sarah Deragon's Identity Project.

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