Country music stars went purple for Spirit Day. Kacey Musgraves from Nashville Star signed up as a Spirit Day ambassador. She took to twitter to take a stand against bullying and send a message of support.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) October 10, 2013
International superstar and the best-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, will welcome Spirit Day sweepstakes winners Larry and Steven at her SHANIA: STILL THE ONE concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace yesterday evening. The two of them will meet her during a post-show meet and greet.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) October 17, 2013
Country music band Little Big Town also tweeted and continued to voice their support of the LGBT community. Two years ago, the band was praised for performing "Born This Way" while touring.
— Little Big Town (@LBTmusic) October 18, 2013
Singer-songwriter Steve Grand also performed in Las Vegas yesterday evening during a Spirit Day concert at Fremont Street Experience, a hotspot in downtown Las Vegas. The "All-American Boy" and "Stay" singer has been very outspoken about the difficulties he faced while growing up as a gay man.
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!