Purple is a popular color seen around the SFA campus, but Thursday it was being worn by some for a reason other than school spirit.
Nac Pride, the LGBT activist group on campus celebrated Spirit Day by wearing purple and handing out ribbons to show support.
GLAAD began Spirit Day in 2010 to bring national awareness to LGBT youth suicide.
Nac Pride felt it was import to bring that same cause to the SFA campus.
“It’s really important for us to bring light to the fact that young people are killing themselves because they are being bullied for being a part of our community,” said Nac Pride president Holli Harrison. “It’s completely unacceptable.”
The group also raised money for the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization that helps prevent LGBT youth suicide.