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.
Spirit Day! Take a close look at what your kids are saying, tweeting, and posting! Take a look at yourself too. pic.twitter.com/BUIc1q38ME— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) October 17, 2013
From Grey's Anatomy:
I'm purplicious today for #SpiritDay to stand up against bullying and to support LGBT YOUTH— Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) October 17, 2013
Show runner for both Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes also tweeted about #SpiritDay:
Take a stand against bullying! http://t.co/OQYGYaDHUF— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 16, 2013
From Modern Family:
Once Upon a Time stars:
Take the pledge to go purple on 10.17 for #SpiritDay to support LGBT youth.— Colin o'donoghue (@colinodonoghue1) October 17, 2013
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