Latest #SpiritDay News
World Wrestling Entertainment went purple for Spirit Day in a big way, led by the first openly gay Superstar, Darren Young.
From state to state, LGBT orgs went purple for Spirit Day. Below are a sampling of the state LGBT organizations who went purple for Spirit Day.
Hyatt was among national brands showing support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day today! Hyatt encouraged all employees across the globe to wear purple. Check out the collage below to see how employees felt the Spirit or follow Hyatt on Facebook. Hyatt also posted a large Spirit Day billboard in Chicago and created a personal Spirit Day donation page for Hyatt employees to donate to anti-bullying initiatives.
Showtime stars tweet for #SpiritDay | 10/17/13
Stars of Showtime's series have been taking a stand against bullying and sending messages of support to LGBT youth on Spirit Day. From Shameless to Nurse Jackie, cast members are tweeting anti-bullying messages to their fans.
ABC Family stars from shows including The Foster's and Switched at Birth are helping to spread the word about #SpiritDay and supporting LGBT youth.
Daytime talk shows put on their purple in support of LGBT youth today in unity with tens of millions of Americans who participated in Spirit Day in a stand against bullying.
MTV and its stars rock #SpiritDay | 10/17/13
MTV has been one of the biggest supporters of Spirit Day this year, spreading the message of tolerance. The network and tons of its top musical and entertainment icons have gone purple in a show of solidarity with its young LGBT fans, letting them know that they are not alone.
It's really easy during Spirit Day to focus on the celebrities and high profile figures, but the reality is that millions of everyday people are going purple. Here's a post to highlight the everyday folk who stepped out to go purple.
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