Many celebrities took a stand against bullying and sent a powerful statement to LGBT youth and bullies alike that people should be accepted for who they are and students should be allowed to attend school without fear of being harassed.
Yahoo! really went all out for Spirit Day. Beyond going purple on Facebook and Twitter, Yahoo! asked employees to do the same and featured a blog post about Spirit Day on the Yahoo! OMG Blog, in which they tout the features of Spirit Day from its youth-inspired roots to its star studded power.
Daytime television's brightest stars were among the millions of Americans who wore purple for Spirit Day 2011. In doing so, they sent a powerful message of support to LGBT youth and took an important stand against bullying.