Purple banner day: Dan Choi reenlists, Google releases 'It Gets Better' video, people don purple
On the heels of a major coup for the "It Gets Better Campaign, and the day Dan Choi reenlisted in the Army, thousands of people are celebrating "Spirit Day" by wearing purple to show their solidarity for the LGBT anti-bullying movement.
Choi, despite being a year over the age limit, seems to have passed basic requirements for reenlistment. He tweeted a photo of his application, on which he wrote: "I do not intend to lie about my identity or family in any portion of my service." He also tweeted a reminder to wear purple on Oct. 20.
Seretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for the "It Gets Better Campaign" yesterday, and today Google released its own video:
The Facebook page for Spirit Day has 1,635,869 attendees. Twitter avatars are being switched over to a purple shade. A Flickr group has started collecting images of people wearing purple.
Are you wearing purple today? Does this day matter to you?
| October 20, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
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