The star of CBS' hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, Ashton Kutcher, tweeted an onset photo of himself and costars Amber Tamblyn and Jon Cryer wearing purple berets to celebrate Spirit Day and take a stand for LGBT youth.
Other celebrities including the cast of Hot in Cleveland and Betty White, Demi Lovato, Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel, WWE Superstar Darren Young, Macklemore, Kristen Bell, Melissa Etheridge, and a growing list are also going purple for Spirit Day. 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 and Johnson & Johnson are taking a stand, along with hundreds of 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