We painted our avatar purple for Spirt Day and ask you to join us by doing the same.
It may seem like a silly, even pointless, action to wear purple or change your profile picture for Spirit Day. However, for the young LGBTQ+ people out there feeling alone in unsupportive homes or facing bullying in school, it can mean a lot to see people around the world coming together in support of them. Seeing one person at school wearing purple today could mean a new friend. Seeing someone’s avatar change to purple could mean a new person to talk to. This is a large-scale movement that creates change in individual peoples’ lives.
And, of course, if you want to do more than simply wear purple and change your profile pictures, you can learn about how to get more involved with Spirit Day, educate yourself on being a good ally, reach out to someone in your life who could use someone to talk to, and consider supporting Equality FTW.
At the Harry Potter Alliance, we’ve long been committed to working for LGBTQ+ equality both in large-scale ways, such as mobilizing around legislation, to smaller-scale efforts of supporting our young LGTBQ+ members through discussion, resources, and empowerment. Days like today are an opportunity to show support, reflect on how far the movement has come, and remember how much work we have yet to do because there is a long way to go. Every little bit helps, even just changing your avatar for one day.