Melanie Scrofano, the star of Syfy's supernatural drama Wynonna Earp, has recorded a special message taking a stand against bullying and encouraging fans to join her in wearing purple today for #SpiritDay. The series full cast - including the actresses behind fan favorite couple Waverly Earp (Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell) - and creators also shared messages of support for LGBTQ youth. Join the Wynonna Earp cast and share your support for LGBTQ youth by going purple on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook now with the hashtag #SpiritDay! Find out more at glaad.org/SpiritDay. Check out Melanie's video below.
Wynonna Earp - adapted from the IDW comics series of the same name - centers on the descendants of legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Wynonna reluctantly returns to her home town after years away and an estrangement from her family to take up her responsibilites as the Heir of Wyatt: protecting Purgatory from the resurrected souls of the criminals he killed. Her younger sister Waverly is a bartender and local historian who in the first season comes to realize that she has fallen in love with local cop, Officer Nicole Haught. The series was renewed for a second season over the summer, no premiere date has yet been announced.
Never apologise for who you are.— Dominique P-C (@DominiqueP_C) October 20, 2016
We are all different and that's what makes this world so beautiful. #SpiritDay
Be proud and never forget that you are loved. #SpiritDay— Dominique P-C (@DominiqueP_C) October 20, 2016
Each year, millions of people "go purple" for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and to show support for LGBTQ youth. According to a 2015 GLSEN survey, more than half of LGBTQ students report being victimized based on sexual orientation, with a further three quarters of students who report hearing anti-LGBTQ remarks in school. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world, who join together in a united stand against bullying.
Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting partners Target and Wells Fargo, official partners, NBA and WNBA, NFL, Viacom, and WWE, and supporting partners, American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Comcast NBCUniversal, Kellogg’s, Kirkland & Ellis, Toyota Financial Services, and Zipcar. The translation of GLAAD’s Spirit Day Resource Kit into multiple languages is made possible by a generous grant from Google supporting GLAAD’s Global Voices Initiative. Global Spirit Day resource kits are presented by Logo’s Global Ally campaign.
Past participants in Spirit Day include the White House, the Empire State Building, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Laverne Cox, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Shaquille O'Neal, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, The Tonight Show, MTV, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.