Comcast and NBCUniversal going purple for #SpiritDay on Oct. 17

Comcast and NBCUniversal are going purple this Thursday and getting the word out about Spirit Day to show support for LGBT youth and stand up against bullying.  Many of the stars from NBCUniversal networks and shows, as well as NBCUniversal employees, will be wearing purple and spreading the word on the air and via social media.

On Bravo, Andy Cohen will wear purple on Watch What Happens Live and many Bravo stars will tweet about Spirit Day. On-air talent from Telemundo, MSNBC and CNBC, including Suze Orman, and NBCUniversal-owned local stations will also wear purple this Thursday.

This is the fourth year that business leader CNBC has participated!

Just like in previous years, hosts of Access Hollywood will be wearing purple and speaking about Spirit Day on Access Hollywood Live and Access Hollywood.

Nate Berkus, whose upcoming design competition American Dream Builders will air on NBC later this fall, will also participate on social media. He will be joined by Katrina Parker from The Voice; as well as Sarah Rafferty from the USA comedy Suits; and Maury Povich, host of Maury.

Stars from many of the shows on E! will go purple on October 17, including Ali Fedotowsky from E! News; Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos from Fashion Police; Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner from Keeping Up with the Kardashians; Chuy and Josh Wolff from Chelsea Lately; Jacqueline M. Wood from Party On; and WWE Superstars and Divas Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Ariane, Trinity and Nattie from Total Divas.

In addition, the company's LGBT and straight ally employee resource group, OUT@NBCUNIVERSAL, is encouraging all employees across the country to wear purple and show their support on social media.  They will even set up Spirit Day photo booths to encourage employees to take their pictures and post them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more.

Around the world, celebrities like Demi Lovato, the cast of Hot in Cleveland including Betty White, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; brands like Johnson & Johnson and Facebook; organizations; national sports leagues; media outlets; landmarks; faith 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 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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