NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Thursday marks Spirit Day, when people are urged to wear purple in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender kids.
Spirit Day, organized by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, has drawn the support of celebrities, corporations and television shows in recent years. The initiative is aimed at ending bullying.READ MORE: 74th Annual Tony Awards: List Of Winners
James Clementi, whose younger brother Tyler killed himself after being spied on during a sexual encounter in his Rutgers University dorm room, said Spirit Day is important.
“They can feel very alone in the school environment and I think that’s the most important thing about Spirit Day is you’re really sending a message to those kids that they are not alone,” Clementi told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.