Latest #SpiritDay News
Spirit Day's Going Primetime! | 10/20/11
It's not just daytime TV that's celebrating Spirit Day. Purple will be popping up all over primetime and late night TV as well, and here's where you can find it!
The Weather Channel, GMA, The View, The Talk, The Chew & Wendy Williams 'Go Purple' for Spirit Day | 10/20/11
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.
Actor Wilson Cruz and GLAAD's Corey Johnson were on MSNBC this afternoon to discuss the importance of showing support for LGBT young people.
The big cast of Teen Nick's hit show Degrassi has gone above and beyond for Spirit Day this year, sharing a ton of photos of cast members in their favorite purple duds.
Jenni Rivera, Paulina Rubio y más se Unen al Día del Espíritu, ¡Anima a tus famosos favoritos a participar! | 10/20/11
Este año, millones se han sumado al Día del Espíritu para mostrar su apoyo para los jóvenes LGB) y para alzar la voz en contra del acoso y hostigamiento. Entre los famosos participantes están Jenni Rivera, Ricky Martin, Maria Celeste Arrarás, la Dra. Ana Maria Polo, Kate del Castillo, Paulina Rubio y muchos más. ¡Envíales un mensaje de agradecimiento y anima la participación de tus famosos favoritos que aún no se han sumado al Día del Espíritu!
This morning, Craig Casey, Jr., an openly gay track athlete and writer sat down for a Spirit Day interview with Ron Corning of WFAA-8, the local ABC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Thanks to both Craig and Ron for wearing purple on Spirit Day!
See which of your favorite Housewives are going purple for Spirit Day in support of LGBT youth.
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