Celebs already spreading the word about #SpiritDay 10/17

Spirit Day is still two days away, but already a number of famous faces are spreading the word about going purple this Thursday, October 17.  On that day, they will join millions of Americans in taking a stand against bullying and showing support for LGBT youth. Check out who is already excited to wear their purple this Thursday.

NBA star, Jason Collins:

Dan Bucatinsky of ABC's Scandal:

Interior designer, Nate Berkus:

Rock band, fun.:

WWE Superstar Darren Young:

Paris Hilton:

Switched at Birth's Stephanie Nogueras:

JJ Totah of ABC's Back in the Game:

From Jersey Shore, Samantha Giancola:

Orange is the New Black's, Matt McGorry:

From Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries and Buffy, Bianca Lawson:

Jersey Boys' Renée Marino:

Host of TLC's Something Borrowed, Something New, Sam Saboura:

Desperate Housewives' Andrea Bowen:

From America's Next Top Model, Az Marie Livingston:

YouTube star, Nicola Foti:

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show:

New York City housewife, Aviva Drescher:

Filmmaker, Maurice Jamal:

1 Girl, 5 Gays' Jean-Paul Bevilacqua:


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 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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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.