PHOTOS: AT&T gets people to rethink anti-LGBT bullying on #SpiritDay

Telecommunications giant AT&T stood up to bullying this week as a Spirit Day partner. To show its support for LGBT youth everywhere, LEAGUE at AT&T went purple online and in person.

LEAGUE, the LGBT and Allies employee organization of AT&T, turned its website purple and spread the word about Spirit Day to its many visitors—not to mention its Facebook and Twitter followers, who LEAGUE encouraged to go purple in solidarity, too.

LEAGUE began with individual chapters in the 1980s and has since grown into a national group. LEAGUE has always maintained its dedication to LGBT youth and young adults, whether its members are awarding more than 100 college scholarships, engaging in community service, or--in this week's case--working to end bullying. The group encouraged staff to share information on Spirit Day, anti-LGBT bullying, local resources, and to hold awareness events in their communities.

Its interest in continued action to improve LGBT young people's educational opportunities and social climates makes LEAGUE at AT&T the embodiment of what Spirit Day is all about. Check out staff members throughout the country, rockin' the purple look:

Tons more companies, organizations, schools, faith groups, landmarks, media outlets, sports leagues, and celebrities partnered up with GLAAD for Spirit Day. Check out how stars, LGBT groups, the White House, and others went purple.

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:

Thanks for helping make Spirit Day 2013 a success!

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