Today, October 20th, 2010 is Wear Purple Day/Spirit Day to remember the GLBTTQQ (gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans, two-spirited, queer and questioning) teenagers who took their own lives due to homophobic bullying. The colour purple represents Spirit on the GLBTTQQ flag.
As a Social Worker, I have worked with many clients who identify as GLBTTQQ and the fact that these teens were teased to the point of committing suicide is very upsetting. RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase, Asher Brown and Billy Lucas.
So I did what any altruistic fashionista would do- I wore purple.
Purple Dress & Black Belt- Smart Set
Tattoo Tights- Betsey Johnson (way more vibrant in person)
Purple Graffiti Bag- Louis Vuitton
Nude Pumps- Aldo