Stars from The CW's series including The Carrie Diaries and America's Next Top Model and the CW Seed show Husbands went purple this Spirit Day to show their support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying.
Comedy show Husbands from creators Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Brad Bell, which returned with new episodes yesterday, is set in a world where full marriage equality has been achieved and follows an actor (Bell) and his baseball star husband (played by Sean Hemeon) as they learn to navigate newly-married life after a drunken Vegas wedding. The entire team went purple for Spirit Day and even posted their own video. Check it out below.
Deciding what to wear this morning? Whatever it is, make sure it's purple: http://t.co/JQZaSS4Gk9— Cheeks (@GoCheeksGo) October 17, 2013
Stars from The Carrie Diaries and America's Next Top Model tweeted their support and past Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston teamed up with GLAAD to host a Spirit Day Soiree in Beverly Hills.
On October 17, 2013, celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Ashton Kutcher, Betty White, Demi Lovato, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Cannon, Kristen Bell, Macklemore, Melissa Etheridge, WWE Superstar Darren Young and more went purple for the fourth annual Spirit Day. Eric McCormack & Debra Messing also wore purple ribbons during a Will & Grace reunion – as did TLC's Stacy London - on TODAY. Hosts of shows including Access Hollywood, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, Extra, Good Morning America and the Wendy Williams Show also wore purple and spoke about Spirit Day on-air. The White House sent out messages of support on Twitter and tumblr. Sports leagues including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and the WNBA participated on social media. And companies like American Eagle Outfitters, NBCUniversal, MTV, The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson took a stand, along with hundreds of landmarks, schools, faith groups, media outlets, companies, and organizations. Facebook and Twitter users turned their profile photos purple and posted photos of classmates and coworkers wearing purple, and their messages of support for LGBT youth made #SpiritDay trend on Twitter.
Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. As we look back on Spirit Day 2013, please continue to spread the message and take action against bullying:
- Take a look at photos of who went purple to support LGBT youth
- Upload your own photos of you wearing purple to our website.
- Add your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
- Taking action to stand against bullying year round
Thanks for helping make Spirit Day 2013 a success!