Event Recap :: Spirit Day 2011

Photo by Bonica Ayala
Over 30 members of the BAC community gathered together at noon in the McCormick Gallery on Thursday October 20, 2011 as part of the nationwide Spirit Day campaign and GLSEN Ally Week to show their support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally (GLBTA) community.

Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

Boston Architectural College is one of 22 colleges and universities worldwide who publicly announced their support of Spirit Day on the GLAAD website. To read more about the BAC's Diversity Action Plan, click here.

This year, the BAC also asked our community members who couldn't make the photo shoot at noon to email us photos of their support from afar. Click here to see those photos, as well as pictures of the BAC Library's purple book display, which will be up through the end of October.