UNITY Club members were out on the pavilion to show their love and support for the LGBTQ+ community for Spirit Day, Oct. 15.
Spirit Day is a day to show support for LGBT youth and to take a stand against bullying. This day became known in 2010 after a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens occurred.
“For me it was a day of remembrance for those who committed suicide as a result of bullying, especially those who were LGBTQ+. Bullying is constantly downplayed in situations like these and that needs to stop. We need to acknowledge that bullying is harmful and have the capacity to end lives,” said Roy Riojas, biomedical science major.
Unity passed out purple ribbons along with a poster to sign to show their support. “It feels good that people are supportive of this cause. It shows that they do care and are aware of the harm that bullying causes,” said Riojas.
“Spirit day is an important day for the LGBT community and teenagers who are being bullied and attempting suicide. Participating in this event gave me an opportunity to help other people who are in need of help. In today’s society we need to realize that it is one of the biggest issues we have in America and we need to take a pledge,” said Adrian Zacarias, General Education major.