Today, October 20th, is "Wear purple day" in honor of the gay youth who committed suicide in recent weeks, and in support of all LGBTQ youth.
Hat tip to "Friends of Jake" blog
There is also a Facebook group in support of this effort, "Wear Purple Day"
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 and 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, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase and Billy Lucas. You are loved.