#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action -- Day 16

Spirit Day is almost here. On October 19, millions of Americans will once again wear purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.

This year, GLAAD is counting down to Spirit Day with 19 Days of Action – quick and easy steps you can take each day to help stand up to bullying.

Ready to get started?

#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action – Day 16, October 16, 2012

Now that you've gone purple using GLAAD's #SpiritDay tool, tell your favorite celebrities to do the same! 

Celebrities like Dianna Agron, George Takei and Pauly D are all going purple for Spirit Day. Check out our list and tweet at those who are not yet on it.

Suggested tweet:

@________ Stand up against bullying by wearing purple on #SpiritDay 10/19! http://glaad.org/spiritday

@________ Will you go purple for #SpiritDay 10/19 to support LGBT youth & end bullying? http://glaad.org/spiritday

@________ #SpiritDay is Fri 10/19 - Wear purple & make your Twitter pic purple to end #bullying at http://glaad.org/spiritday
 
@________ #SpiritDay is Fri 10/20! Stand against #bullying by making your Twitter pic purple at http://glaad.org/spiritday

Check out some tweets from celebs who are already going purple:

 

Go purple on Facebook and Twitter by turning your profle pictures purple! Use GLAAD's #SpiritDay tool and after you turn your profile pictures purple, spread the word by posting to Twitter and Facebook. 

You can also download a free Facebook cover photo to turn your whole profile purple

You can now take part in Spirit Day right from your phone! GLAAD and Toyota Financial Services have launched the “Go Purple for #SpiritDay powered by Toyota Financial Services” app for iPhone and Android. The app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and a tool that can turn photos purple and share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The free app is now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

More ways to go purple

 

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 19th for Spirit Day.

The petition was created by Katy Butler, Spirit Day Ambassador, who previously created a Change.org petition calling on the MPAA to change the rating of BULLY from ‘R’ to ‘PG-13’. The rating was finally changed, helping bring this important film to young people across the nation.

Sign Katy's new petition now! 

Don't forget that you can text PURPLE to 80888 right now to support the important work of GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project with a $5 donation.

Be sure to check www.glaad.org/spiritday tomorrow for more easy ways you can take part in Spirit Day and help take a stand against bullying! 

Tweet about your support for Spirit Day: 

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ABC Family's staff joined the casts of the network's original series to take a stand against bullying. The network has gone purple on social media for Spirit Day.