#SpiritDay has started around the globe with CNBC International! Go purple now

It's officially Spirit Day in most of the world, and people everywhere have already started going purple to stand against bullying.

Anchors on CNBC International have been reporting on financial news all around the world while wearing purple in support of LGBT youth.

And in South Africa, they're supporting Spirit Day by going purple on social media:

Are you wearing your Spirit Day purple?

Going purple is easy:

  1. Wear something purple today - whether it's a purple scarf, purple tie, or an entirely purple outfit, you'll be taking a stand 
    against bullying!
  2. Head over to www.glaad.org/spiritday to turn your Facebook and Twitter profile pics purple right now to show LGBT youth you support them.
  3. Share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ with the hashtag #SpiritDay - some may even be featured on theSpirit Day website.


With your help, young people everywhere will be able to walk into school or turn on TV and see a sea of purple. They'll see that the world has their back, and that it's okay to be who you are.

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