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Logan H.S. holds 'Spirit Day' in support of LGBTQ youth

'Spirit Day' Celebrations

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Logan High School students are celebrating our local LGBTQ community.

Logan's 'Spirit Day' Thursday was a chance for students and staff to wear purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth.

Spirit Day started six years ago following the deaths of bullied gay teens in 2010.

The Genders and Sexuality Alliance club at Logan spent the day advocating for fellow students' rights to learn in a safe environment while providing resources on anti- bullying and LGBTQ inclusive curriculum.

The GSA club says it is important to recognize when an LGBTQ student is being targeted.

"Unfortunately, schools can be unsafe for those students, and 85% of them report being verbally harassed at school, and 65% report hearing statements like 'that's so gay,' and homophobic remarks like that," said Logan H.S. GSA Advisor Katie Brown.

Spirit Day is celebrated every year on the third Thursday of October as a part of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Since 2010, it has become the widest celebrated day in support of LGBTQ youth.

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