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Spirit Day, a commemoration to support LGBT teens who face bullying, is Thursday, October 20th. Many people are participating by wearing purple, while others are participating online. Last year on Facebook, millions of people signed up to change their avatar to purple. DeviantART's 2010 Spirit Day article is the most +loved article of all time on deviantART.

If you'd like to show your support on deviantART, change your avatar to purple!

As Wikipedia states:
"In early October 2010, Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan promulgated the observance of a new commemoration called Spirit Day, the first observance of which took place on October 20, 2010, in which people wear the color purple to show support for LGBT young people who are victims of bullying. Promoted by GLAAD, many Hollywood celebrities wore purple on this day to show their support of this cause, and many websites added a prominent purple shade to their design. The name, Spirit Day comes from the purple stripe of the Rainbow Flag, defined by Gilbert Baker, creator of that flag, as 'representing "spirit"'."

You can overlay your current avatar with a purple hue or use one of the avatars provided below:

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Participate and spread the word!

Once you've changed your avatar, leave a comment below! If you change one of your groups' avatar or participated in some other way, post it in your comment!

Support Spirit Day Stamp by Drake09Spirit Day stamp by glitterkuntSpirit day Stamp by cinyu

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:iconwecantsee:
wecantsee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
purple's already included in white...(spectruM)
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:icontemporal-lizardo:
Temporal-Lizardo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Why do I always hear about these things a day late?!
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:icontheperfumedprince:
ThePerfumedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Did it and got a bunch of friend to!!
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:iconalx234:
alx234 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i did this :3
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:iconraininess:
raininess Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconpurpleheartplz:
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:iconcaroth:
CARoth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
:)
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:iconchristychan10:
ChristyChan10 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yup yup yup
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:iconrokxmcshadow:
RokxMcShadow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol mine's already purple :B
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:iconebulwiasek:
eBulwiaseK Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a few of purple color in avatar. ;-)
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:iconkatrya1941:
Katrya1941 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no, I forgot about this... It happened yesterday... =(
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:iconzepurplegentelmanne:
ZePurpleGentelmanne Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gentelmen.
deviantART muro drawing Comment Drawing
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:iconstrawberry-zelda:
Strawberry-Zelda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine is already purple! :meow:
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:iconxescay:
Xescay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not really sure how to overlay my avatar. Would anyone mind helping me out here...?
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:iconhellomayday:
HelloMayday Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
If you have something such as Photoshop, or Gimp, or anything similar, just open a document which is the size of the avatar, put your avatar in it, create a new layer, fill it with purple color, and change this layer mode to "overlay". Hope it helps
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:iconxescay:
Xescay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, ok, thanks! ^^ I'll get right to it.
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:iconasimay:
asimay Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I found out REALLY late :)
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:iconfreakiegeekie:
FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mine already features purple :3
And I won't alter it's colors because I didn't create it.
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:iconfreakiegeekie:
FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*its
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:icongeremy-raven:
geremy-raven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
OH CRUD--quite late oTL
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:icongeremy-raven:
geremy-raven Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
anago.crap.jp to get the eel like mine :meow:
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:iconroguewarrior869:
RogueWarrior869 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know about this until now. ^^;
I'll keep mine changed until Sunday night and change my groups avatars as well as spread the word.:)
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:iconwallhaxx:
WallHaxx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
purple :meow:
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:iconrawritzkat:
RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mine is a little bit late but ta da! I did it (:
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:icontennyomelime:
tennyomelime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm late but I changed!
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:iconsakuranights:
SakuraNights Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just changed mine! It's a shame I'm a little late... but to honor that, I'll keep this icon until next weekend! :D
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:iconhouseofcrazy:
HouseOfCrazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I read this a little late but I did it!
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:icontuxrug:
TuxRug Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Found out a bit late, but here we go.
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:iconkirdein:
Kirdein Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am so mad i just read this i will leave my avatar this way for the remainder of the month!
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:iconjailatte:
JaiLatte Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At LEAST 121 deviants have changed there avatar for Spirit Day! And I'm sure there are MANY MANY MORE.

In case anyone missed it: A Sea Of Purple

P.S. I'm sorry for double commenting.
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:iconsoraluvr421:
SoraLuvr421 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My avi has a purple scarf~
I hope that counts. <3
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:iconakasunshine:
AkaSunshine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Changed.. :D
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:iconsnipetto:
snipetto Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Purple snail :dummy:
It looks weird, but hey, I'm all for Spirit Day :la:
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:iconbrngrmln:
BRNGRMLN Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
haha i guess my current avatar works fine
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:iconspiritpanda:
SpiritPanda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
PURPLEEEE :giggle:
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:iconsabisaotome:
sabisaotome Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Artist
Purple all day, erry day.
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:iconmoonstonezeffiro:
moonstonezeffiro Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Writer
I sure hope mine's purple enough. 8D
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:iconzirathedarkelf:
zirathedarkelf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Writer
I completely forgot about this... but incidentally I did get all purple'd out today. lol
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:iconagentsoz:
AgentSoz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My avvie's been purple from the start. :)
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:iconimpkat:
Impkat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Done~
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:iconpureheart-169:
pureheart-169 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My icon is already purple ;D Gotta love the color. But I've worn purple all day today!
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:iconkellllly:
kellllly Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Kiwi is now purple :D
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:iconli-kiada:
Li-Kiada Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It has purple in it, but I think I'm alright :D
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:icondygii:
Dygii Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
I'll say! :giggle:
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:iconli-kiada:
Li-Kiada Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you, I made it myself :D

And I can't help aww-ing over the fact that the laughing thing is purple XD
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:iconoraclesandmuses:
oraclesandmuses Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Can't get any more purple than this!
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:iconrioiu:
rioIu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think there is any purple in mine (it is all blue haha) so I'll temporarily change mine so it has purple! :heart:
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:iconishtardragon:
IshtarDragon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Done! :meow:
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:iconjalie96:
jalie96 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
How to overlay my avatar with purple? For the moment, I changed it to the one provided, but... yeah :3
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:icondemifan92:
Demifan92 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
My icon is already purple!! I'm set to stand up for all the Gays!!!
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:icondrybones44:
DryBones44 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: I made my OC purple for Spirit DAy. :)
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