TLC talent is in #SpiritDay purple to support LGBT youth

Early this week, TLC talent started getting the word out about Spirit Day.  Today, they are going all out with many wearing purple but also tweeting, posting messages of support on Facebook, recording videos and some even giving away purple cupcakes.  Take a look below at the many TLC stars who are going purple for Spirit Day.

The whole Here Comes Honey Boo Boo clan donned purple for a photo, and a video message of support

Sam Saboura from Something Borrowed, Something New tweeted and posted a video

Buddy Valastro from Cake Boss, Next Great Baker, and Bakery Boss posted a video on Facebook.

What Not to Wear's Clinton Kelly had a hand-written message to send

Stacy London from What Not to Wear tweeted and wore a purple ribbon during her appearace on The Today Show

Ted Gibson from What Not to Wear who also posted a video on Facebook.

Carmindy from What Not to Wear also tweeted

Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium tweeted

Rick & Leslie DeAngelo from I Found the Gown posted the video below.

Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress donned a dapper purple suit

Lori Allen from Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta posted several times on her Facebook page.

Monte Durham from Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta posted picture of himself in purple on his blog, Monte’s Take.

Kelly Nishimoto from Something Borrowed, Something New posted the following video.

Two of the Sister Wives - Robyn and Janelle Brown - both donned purple

and Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne from DC Cupcakes are giving away purple cupcakes at their Georgetown Cupcakes location today.

Celebrities including Oprah, Ashton Kutcher, Betty White, Demi Lovato, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Cannon, Kristen Bell, Macklemore, Melissa Etheridge, Darren Young and a growing list are also going purple for Spirit Day. The White House sent out a message of support. Sports leagues including Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the NBA, the NFL, the NHL and the WNBA are participating on social media. And brands like American Eagle Outfitters, NBCUniversal, Coca Cola and Johnson & Johnson are taking a stand, along with hundreds of landmarks, schools, faith groups, media outlets, companies, and organizations.

Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17th and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay and Spirit Day graphics
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner

Time is running out to go purple on Spirit Day, to sign up as a partner, and to join the Facebook event! Go purple now and spread the word.

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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.