GLAAD released this video below in honor of this year’s Spirit Day, a day when millions of people around the world wear purple to stand up for LGBT youth that are bullied everyday.
Harold Moss, Creative Director of FlickerLab, created the short animated film which stresses how big of an impact your harmful words can have.
Here’s what Moss had to say about the video:
“This is an issue that hits very close to home for me…I had too many of my own experiences with bullying growing up, although they grew more out of the general odd-ballness that creates animators rather than my sexual identity. For a couple of years, I was the kid with a special seat on the bus so I wouldn’t get beat up every day,” said Moss on the GLAAD site.
“It’s also incredibly important that the folks who are getting bullied know they’re not alone in this. That sense of isolation and helplessness can, I think, be the worst part of it.”
This year’s Spirit Day is October 15 so go out and wear purple to stand up against bullying of LGBT youth!