Today, millions of Americans are once again wearing purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. Spirit Day is the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign for LGBTQ youth in the United States.

God of Creation, you have made your children in your image and you name us each beloved. You call us to treat each other with honor and dignity. You challenge us to ensure justice and equity for all people. Yet all to often, people suffer simply because of who they are and who they love. May this Spirit Day bring comfort and encouragement to LGBTQ youth. More than that, may it move people to take action, not just for a day but for a lifetime so that all your children, young and old feel safe and respected and valued.

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