The Talk, Two and a Half Men, Craig Ferguson and more go purple on CBS for #SpiritDay

From the morning until late last night, CBS went purple to send a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day.  Popular daytime chat show The Talk helped kick things off with the whole panel donning purple for yesterday's episode and explaining to viewers why:

The cast of Two and a Half Men tweeted an on-set photo in purple berets

Craig Ferguson wore a purple tie on The Late Late Show

Other CBS stars who tweeted include NCIS' Pauley Perrette

The Talk's Cheryl Underwood

The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan

Amazing Racer Nicky Getz

2 Broke Girls' Matt Moy

It wasn't just on-air talent that got into the Spirit though.  The staff of CBS Radio also went purple for the day, and gathered for a group shot.

And CBS' diversity department also helped get the word out through twitter and their own Diversity Blog.

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:

Thanks for helping make Spirit Day 2013 a success!

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.