More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
CBS Going Purple for Spirit Day with The Talk, Elementary, and Craig Ferguson
CBS will show its spirit this Friday, October 19, when several CBS programs will go purple to take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth.
The new CBS drama Elementary kicked things off this week when the whole set donned purple t-shirts for a cast and crew photo, including stars Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller, Aidan Quinn, and Jon Michael Hall.
Friday morning, the hosts of The Talk will don purple on the air and tell their audience about Spirit Day, which they have done for the past two years as you can see in the below photo.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will also participate for the second year in a row, and out actress Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) will help spread the word on social media. Additionally, KCBS anchors will wear purple on the air throughout the day.
Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth by participating in Spirit Day on Friday, October 19. To get involved, simply go purple on October 19 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.