More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Watch: The Talk and CBS Stars Go Purple for #SpiritDay
The hosts of CBS’s The Talk donned their best purple duds for Spirit Day today. They join CBS programs Elementary and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in taking part in the day, as well as other CBS talent tweeting their support.
In addition to the ladies, guest Peter Krausse (Parenthood, Six Feet Under) also wore a purple tie. Out host Sara Gilbert explained how important it was to take part in the day, how much things have improved since she was growing up, and even gave a shout out to other CBS shows participating in Spirit Day.
The show and its hosts also took to Twitter talk about Spirit Day.
— The Talk on CBS! (@TheTalk_CBS) October 19, 2012
— Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler) October 19, 2012
— Julie Chen(@JulieChen) October 19, 2012
As seen in the above video, earlier this week the cast and crew of Elementary took part in a group photo shoot for Spirit Day, including stars Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller, and Aidan Quinn.
Since yesterday, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs has sent out several tweets, including one of herself wearing purple (with an orange hue).
Also tweeting a picture of herself in purple was NCIS star Pauley Perrette, who earlier this month told Jeff Probst why she won’t get married until Prop 8 is repealed and who will be seen in an upcoming GLAAD PSA.
Partners costar Sophia Bush tweeted.
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 19, 2012
#SpiritDay my take on bullying: we ALL DO to others & ourselves, mostly to ourselves. BE NICE TO(YOUR NAME HERE) & TO THE UNIVERSE AT LARGE.
— Kirsten Vangsness (@Vangsness) October 19, 2012
Local CBS stations WLNY and WBCS also took part, where host John Elliot and Carolina Bermudez talking about Spirit Day on the show.
And don't forget to check out the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight!
Hosts of the Today Show, Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael (featuring guest Michelle Obama) and hosts on CNBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC were also wearing purple on the air this morning.
You too can get involved by downloading GLAAD’s Spirit Day resource kit, which contains tools to help turn your community purple in a stand against bullying. Spirit Day participants can also spread the word by telling their friends that they’re going purple on 10/19. Or, you can text PURPLE to 80888 to donate $5 to support the important work GLAAD,GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth.
Nothing to wear? Visit American Apparel's official Spirit Day store and look good while giving! Use discount code SPIRIT at check out for an exclusive 10% Spirit Day savings. From 10/12 - 10/19, American Apparel will also donate 10% of all purple proceeds to GLAAD.