The cast of hit teen drama Degrassi went above and beyond for the second year in a row to show off their best Spirit Day purple apparel. You can join us for Spirit Day by going purple on Facebook and Twitter and wearing purple today!
Fans have appreciated Degrassi’s long history of exceptional depictions of LGBT youth, which have garnered the series three GLAAD Media Award nominations. The groundbreaking storyline of transgender teen Adam was recently nominated for an Emmy and won the prestigious Peabody Award. It should be no surprise that the cast members of such an inclusive series were happy to show off their #SpiritDay purple. Check out the gallery below.
Hearing these awful stories about bullying just reminds us how important it is to stand up against it. Wear purple to support #Spiritday— Justin Kelly (@IsJustKelly) October 19, 2012
And check out the other celebrities who are participating including Glee's Dianna Agron, Joel McHale, Wendy Williams and Shaquille O'Neal! They will all be in purple along with landmarks including Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange!
Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth by participating in Spirit Day on Friday, October 19. To get involved, simply go purple today as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are accepted for who they are. You can download GLAAD’s Spirit Day resource kit which contains tools to get your local community involved. Spirit Day participants can also spread the word and tell their friends they’re standing up against bullying, download the Spirit Day app for iPhone and Android, and text PURPLE to 80888 to donate $5 to support the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth. Another way to celebrate Spirit Day is to encourage the presidential candidates to come out against bullying by signing a new petition asking them to wear purple on October 19 and visit the American Apparel #SpiritDay store to get your own purple gear with a 10% discount and 10% of proceeds going to GLAAD.