CBS, Showtime stars and channels go purple to show support for LGBT youth on #SpiritDay

CBS, CBS Radio, Simon & Schuster and Showtime are going purple tomorrow for #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.

CBS' daytime show The Talk will go purple with hosts Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Julie Chen all participating, and host Craig Ferguson will wear purple for the evening's filming of The Late Late Show. CBS stars including Big Brother's Andy Herren, The Amazing Race's Nicky Getz, Shane Partlow and Rowan Joseph (The Queen of Bingo) and more will all participate on Twitter with the hashtag #SpiritDay.

A number of Showtime stars will also take part, including David Steinberg (Inside Comedy), Pooch Hall and Kerris Dorsey (Ray Donovan), Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex), Nurse Jackie's Peter Facinelli and Stephen Wallem, Kristen Bell (House of Lies) and Emma Kenney and Shanola Hampton (Shameless).

CBS Radio will include Spirit Day ads on their website, while individual stations will be talking on-air about the importance of Spirit Day and GLAAD staff members Ross Murray, Rich Ferraro and Wilson Cruz will all be interviewed. Simon & Schuster and CBS Diversity social media will be going purple for the day.

Around the world, celebrities like Demi Lovato, the cast of Hot in Cleveland including Betty White, Macklemore and Ryan Lewisbrands like Johnson & Johnson and Facebook; organizations; national sports leaguesmedia outletslandmarksfaith groups; and schools are going purple for Spirit Day to show support for LGBT Youth. Find out how your company can go purple.

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 and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17 and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • 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


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