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.
Celebs tweet their support for Friday's #SpiritDay
Spirit Day is almost here! 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. Celebrities such as Shay Mitchell, Dianna Agron, Stephen Fry and Pauly D will be going purple for Spirit Day, see the full list at www.glaad.org/spiritday.
Check out tweets from some celebs who are already going purple:
— Rita Moreno (@TheRitaMoreno) October 5, 2012
— Ian McKellen (@ianmckellen118) October 14, 2012
— Sean Maher (@Sean_M_Maher) October 13, 2012
— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) October 13, 2012
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.