The White House takes a stand against bullying for #SpiritDay

Today, the White House joined millions in a stand against bullying for Spirit Day. For the third consecutive year, the White House tweeted a message of support to bullied youth. The White House also included a link to, the government's official anti-bullying website. The White House also reblogged an anti-bullying Spirit Day graphic on their Tumblr.

Members of White House staff including Press Secretary Jay Carney and Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett also tweeted their support for LGBT youth.  

Are you wearing your Spirit Day purple?

Going purple is easy:

  1. Wear something purple today - whether it's a purple scarf, purple tie, or an entirely purple outfit, you'll be taking a stand against bullying!
  2. Head over to to turn your Facebook and Twitter profile pics purple right now to show LGBT youth you support them.
  3. Share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ with the hashtag #SpiritDay - some may even be featured on the Spirit Day website.

With your help, young people everywhere will be able to walk into school or turn on TV and see a sea of purple. They'll see that the world has their back, and that it's okay to be who you are.

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