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.
CNBC Shows Strong Support for #SpiritDay Third Year in a Row
CNBC, the nation's top business news channel, has stepped up and shown strong support for Spirit Day for the third year in a row. In fact, CNBC was the only network to participate across its programming during the first Spirit Day in 2010 with nearly a dozen anchors donning their best purple threads. This year, CNBC has gone purple with hosts including Squawk Box anchors Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen, Bob Pisani, Jackie DeAngelis and Jon Fortt.
Today CNBC is helping to send a message to young LGBT people and their parents - that it's okay to be who you are.
Check out the gallery below:
Hosts of the Squawk Box (l-r) Andrew Ross Sorkin, Becky Quick and Joe Kernen show off their #SpiritDay purple on-air.
Bob Pisani goes purple for #SpiritDay!
Jackie DeAngelis wearing purple during Market Flash.
Jon Fortt went purple.
Carl Quintanilla, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, and David Faber (l-r) wearing purple on CNBC this morning!
Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth by participating in Spirit Day on Friday, October 19. To get involved, simply go purple today 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.