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Today we celebrate Spirit Day, the most visible LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign in the world.
LGBTQ youth disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Each year, millions go purple for Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Pledging to “go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity.
Martin Witchger, a Durham, NC resident and Vice President of DignityUSA, is calling on the state’s Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson to resign after referring to homosexuality and “transgenderism” as “filth.” He also called on other state Republican leaders to denounce Robinson’s remarks.
“What Mark Robinson said is harmful and deeply troubling to many people across North Carolina,” said Witchger. “LGBTQ people and our families cannot trust a leader who doesn’t think of his constituents as people.”