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Spirit Day 2020

October 15, 2020

Pledge to go Purple on Spirit Day!

What is Spirit Day?

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

How Much Do You Know About Bullying?

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Bullying

What to Do When Bullying Continues

How You Can Help A Suicidal Person



GLAAD Spirit Day Information

By spreading the word about Spirit Day, you can help turn your local community purple in a stand against bullying and in a show of support for LGBT youth.

BRAVO (Buckeye Regional Antiviolence Organization)
1-866-86-BRAVO (1-866-862-7286)
BRAVO is your link to survivor advocacy and assistance regarding hate crimes, discrimination, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
BRAVO Survivor Services: If you or someone you know has experienced violence, threats or intimidation BRAVO can work with you to help ensure your safety and provide the support you need.

Help in Crisis: Hate Crimes Reporting & Documentation Hospital Advocacy Domestic Violence Support Safety Planning Support for Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Housing Assistance in working with your local police, including help filing reports Support Groups Accompaniment and Advocacy if you go to court.

Huckleberry House
1421 Hamlet Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Drop-in center for homeless youth 12-24 providing food, a place to rest, showers and hygiene items, laundry facilities, computer and internet access, opportunities to meet other youth, additional community resources.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center
1904 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Serving LGBTQI Youth ages 12-18.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center works in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth through advocacy, education and support.

North Central Mental Health Services
1301 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

614-221-5445 Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Hotline
Answered by a team of highly trained volunteers, this line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline volunteers listen, assess suicide risk, and give support to callers in crisis. The volunteer workers also provide information and assistance to relatives, friends, co-workers and others who are concerned about a suicidal individual.

614-294-3300 Teen Hotline
This line is answered by trained teen volunteers during evening hours and by adults during other hours. This 24-hour line provides peer counseling to adolescents who may be dealing with loneliness, depression, and other problems.

614-294-3309 Senior Hotline
This 24-hour line is available to help older adults and their caregivers deal with the needs and issues of aging.

Stonewall Columbus
1160 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

Stonewall Columbus continually expands programming so that community members seeking a variety of service and activities, in addition to the base services and ongoing support groups we offer, can find ways to connect with others in a safe, comfortable, and culturally enriching environment.

Equality Ohio

Statewide LGBT equality advocacy organization.

The Trevor Project
1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
The Trevor Project operates programs to educate people about suicide prevention and to build acceptance for LGBTQ youth in classrooms and communities throughout the country.

The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Helpline is a free and confidential resource that offers hope and someone to talk to, 24/7.
“Dear Trevor” is an online, non-time sensitive question and answer resource for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity

TrevorSpace.org is an online, social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies. Youth can create personal profiles and connect with other young people throughout the country, as well as find resources within their communities.

It Gets Better Project

Many LGBT youth can’t picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can’t imagine a future for themselves. So let’s show them what our lives are like, let’s show them what the future may hold in store for them.


October 15, 2020
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