Spirit Day is tomorrow! This Friday, October 19 millions of Americans will once again wear purple in a stand against bullying and as a sign of support for LGBT youth. Earlier this week we saw support tweeted from celebs such as Ian McKellen, Sean Maher, Rita Moreno and Fran Drescher and now even more celebs are going purple on Twitter and Facebook for #SpiritDay.
Check out some of their tweets below:
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) October 12, 2012
— Tamala Jones (@tamalajones) October 16, 2012
— Reba McEntire (@reba) October 16, 2012
— Alex Newell (@ANew92) October 17, 2012
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) October 16, 2012
— Christian Chavez (@christiancha) October 17, 2012
— Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) October 18, 2012
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 18, 2012
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 17, 2012
— Jessica Lu (@HiJessicaLu) October 17, 2012
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 18, 2012
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) October 15, 2012
And check out other celebs who are going purple including Glee's Dianna Agron, Joel McHale, Wendy Williams and Shaquille O'Neal! They will all be going purple along with landmarks such as 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 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.