It's Spirit Day today, and hopefully you've got on some purple to support LGBT youth. GLAAD has a massive list of celebrities and entertainment figures who'll be participating this year, and there's been hopeful talk of President Obama and/or Mitt Romney joining in, although personally, I'd be beyond surprised if that actually came to pass.
The hope and vision of Spirit Day is that through a large and public showing of solidarity, not just by media figures or politicians, but by everyday people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations, victims of bullying will feel less alone, less vulnerable, and less hopeless.
Likewise, it'd be nice if today's display could have an impact on the perpetrators of bullying and bias crimes as well. Perhaps by showing that there's a whole world of people out there showing their support, and working to make things better for LGBT youth, potential bullies will find them a less tempting target.
On that thought, here's what you need to know today: