The cast of the hit teen drama Degrassi went above and beyond for the third year in a row by making a new video and wearing their best Spirit Day purple apparel to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. You can join us for Spirit Day by going purple on Facebook and Twitter and wearing purple tomorrow, Thursday, October 17! Check out the video below:
Degrassi's millions of young fans have appreciated the show's long history of exceptional depictions of LGBT youth, which have garnered the series five GLAAD Media Award nominations. The groundbreaking storyline of transgender teen Adam was nominated for an Emmy and won the prestigious Peabody Award. It should be no surprise that the creator and cast members of such an inclusive series were happy to show off their #SpiritDay purple. As Executive Producer Linda Schuyler said, "We like to consider ourselves to be the longest-running anti-bullying campaign on television."
Last week, Cristine Prosperri, who plays Imogen Moreno on the series, shared another video declaring her support of Spirit Day. Watch it below.
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 17 and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
- Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
- 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