ABC talent goes purple to support LGBT youth on #SpiritDay

In recognition of Spirit Day, many ABC stars are joining millions of Americans in taking a stand against bullying and showing support for LGBT youth. ABC's Good Morning America showed their support this morning for LGBT youth. Joining them for #SpiritDay are ABC talent like Sara Ramirez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kerry Washington and more familiar faces below.Nearly the entire cast of Scandal has tweeted their support.

 

 

Nearly the entire cast of Scandal has tweeted their support.

From Grey's Anatomy:

Show runner for both Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes also tweeted about #SpiritDay:

From Modern Family:

Once Upon a Time stars:

Mistresses star, Alyssa Milano:

From new comedy, Back in the Game:

And from new comedy, Super Fun Night:

Celebrities including Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, Betty White, Demi Lovato, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Cannon, Kristen Bell, Macklemore, Melissa Etheridge, Darren Young and a growing list are also going purple for Spirit Day. The White House sent out a message of support. Sports leagues including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and the WNBA are participating on social media. And brands like American Eagle Outfitters, NBCUniversal, Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson are taking a stand, along with hundreds of landmarks, schools, faith groups, media outlets, companies, and organizations.

Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17th and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay and Spirit Day graphics
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner

Time is running out to go purple on Spirit Day, to sign up as a partner, and to join the Facebook event! Go purple now and spread the word.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.