Faculty, staff, and students showed their support for those who lost their lives to bullying by wearing purple on October 20, 2010.People around the country are wearing purple today (10/20) to show their support for the eight teenagers who recently took their lives due to gay bullying. A message on theĀ Spirit Day 2010 Facebook page (which shows more than 45,000 people “attending” the event) explains the enormity of the situation.