Business leader CNBC opens stock market in Spirit Day purple; anchors speak out for LGBT youth

CNBC – the nation’s leading business news channel – opened the stock market this morning with messages of support for LGBT youth as part of Spirit Day. Anchors were decked in purple throughout Thursday’s broadcasts, and even those behind the camera showed their Spirit by going purple.

By going purple for Spirit Day, CNBC reached millions of viewers today with one message: it's okay to be who you are.

Below, check out photos from CNBC’s Spirit Day broadcasts and be sure to check back often for photos of other participants:

GLAAD extends its warmest thanks to CNBC and all our media partners who helped send powerful messages of support and acceptance to millions of viewers across the nation!

For more information about Spirit Day, click here: glaad.org/spiritday

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