After media attention and a petition to reinstate Thomas Leahy gained 3,000 signatures, the superintendent and the teacher announced he would not resign.
A social studies teacher has been placed on leave and asked to resign after showing a pro-gay antibullying film after students made homophobic remarks in class.
Take a look at some of the famous faces and companies that helped raise awareness.
The two men discuss why Spirit Day is important.
See how people all over the country are celebrating the annual day to raise awareness against LGBT youth bullying.
In observation of Spirit Day, LGBT grown-ups share experiences of being bullied in their youth.
Taunted as a young kid, gay writer Tyler Curry is fighting back against all bullies in his new children's book, A Peacock Among Pigeons.