Spirit Day participants are wearing purple or going purple online today in a stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT young people. Spirit Day began in 2010 to commemorate young LGBT lives lost to suicide. Each year, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, faith groups, school districts, colleges and universities to speak out for LGBT youth on Spirit Day. Highlights from the fourth annual Spirit Day include:
Some of your favorite celebrities have already gone purple to show their support for Spirit Day, including Oprah, Ricky Martin, fun, Ashton Kutcher, Laverne Cox, Kristen Bell, Macklemore, Bethany Frankel, Nick Cannon and Demi Lovato.
Elvis Duran, famed radio host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, once again spread the message of Spirit Day across airwaves in over 70 markets, sending support to millions of LGBT youth across the country in a united stand against bullying.