Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ricky Martin, Joan Rivers, Stars of Glee and Other Celebs Go Purple for #SpiritDay to Support LGBT Youth

Happy Spirit Day! Today millions of Americans are wearing purple to take a stand against bullying and to show support for LGBT youth. Earlier this week we saw support tweeted from celebs such as Ian McKellen, Rita Moreno, Margaret Cho, William Shatner, Terrell Owens and Bernadette Peters, but even more celebs have gone purple today to celebrate #SpiritDay!

You can join us for Spirit Day by going purple right now on Facebook and Twitter

And check out other celebs who are going purple including Shay Mitchell, 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 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 GLAADGLSEN 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.

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