#SpiritDay 2011: Media Partners
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Who wore purple on TV?
Dr. Drew wore purple on his CNN program.
CNBC hosts including Jim Cramer and Simon Hobbs participated in 2011.
E! Online host Marc Malkin wore purple and tweeted about Spirit Day.
LOGO aired a Spirit day purple ribbon on the channel to drive viewers to NewNowNext.com to increase awareness against bullying. Additionally, their Twitter (@LogoTV) and Facebook photos went purple and pictures of staff, fans and talent were posted to Tumblr throughout the day.
MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts wore purple and spoke about Spirit Day on-air!
MTV will be turned the on-air logo purple along with their Facebook, Twitter, MTV.com and MTV Act logos. This is only the second time in the network's history that their on-air logo changed colors for a cause!
The Sundance Channel employees participated and the Sundance Channel social media logos turned purple on Spirit Day. Stars of the Sundance Channel including David Nadelberg (Sundance Channel, The Mortified Sessions), Joe Zee (Sundance Channel, All on the Line with Joe Zee), and Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys were among the celebrities who participated by wearing purple or by changing Twitter and Facebook photos for the day.
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What is Spirit Day?
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy -- participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Learn more & go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday.
GLAAD thanks the Terry K. Watanabe Charitable Trust for supporting Spirit Day