Latest #SpiritDay News
American Eagle Outfitters radiated support for LGBT youth and victims of bullying by going purple for Spirit Day and throughout October.
Oprah Winfrey & OWN support #SpiritDay | 10/18/13
Oprah Winfrey and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network supported Spirit Day, with more LGBT programming on the way.
Stars of the USA network and USA's Characters Unite campaign put in a good showing for Spirit Day, tweeting messages of support for LGBT youth.
LGBT advocacy and service organizations joined millions of people going purple for Spirit Day. While prominent figures like Laverne Cox, Jenny "JWOWW" Farley, and Jason Collins served as Spirit Day Ambassadors, national LGBT organizations shared an anti-bullying message with their own communities.
Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Chely Wright, country music stars go purple for #SpiritDay | 10/18/13
Country music stars are going purple for Spirit Day.
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.
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