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VIDEO: WWE Superstar Darren Young takes a stand against bullying for #SpiritDay

Spirit Day ambassador Darren Young is sending a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day and encouraging others to do the same.  The WWE Superstar has been taking to Twitter all week to take a stand against bullying and even tweeted a video.

Darren Young, spoke out about being gay last summer when a cameramen from TMZ asked him if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful. His response? "Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now I’m gay and I’m happy. Very happy."

Television networks like OWN, NBC Universal, Lifetime, TLC; brands like Johnson & Johnson and Facebook; organizations; national sports leagues; celebrities; landmarks; faith groups; and schools are going purple for Spirit Day to show support for LGBT Youth. Find out how you can go purple.

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

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