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Spirit Day 2015
The Cherry and Grey went Purple October 15th for LGBTTQ Youth![See also The Spirit of Individuality (from WSD Our Schools)]People wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, and questioning (LGBTTQ) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Participants world-wide wore purple on October 15th to show support for the work in creating a world in which LGBTTQ teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Kelvin's GSA, Spectrum, is a group of students and teachers raising awareness about diversity at Kelvin High School. This group is dedicated to fighting homophobia in the schools and promoting a culture of acceptance for all students. Students have an opportunity to share their concerns and to learn about opportunities and resources that support LGBTTQ issues. Spectrum is active in the larger community, raising funds in support of Rainbow Resource Centre and attending youth conferences. The group will continue to support GSAs in other schools by hosting activities, such as movie nights. The students are very excited to openly share their challenges and struggles in order to eliminate homophobia and encourage homosexuality as a common reality. For more information, go to the Spectrum page under Athletics and Extra-curricular on the Kelvin website, or follow the link directly: https://www.winnipegsd.ca/schools/Kelvin/AthleticsAndExtra-Curricular/gsa/Pages/default.aspx