Latest #SpiritDay News
The CW has gone purple today and has been showing its support for Spirit Day on Twitter alongside Seventeen Magazine!
MTV Turns Purple in Honor of Spirit Day | 10/20/11
In honor of Spirit Day, MTV went purple across the board.
Yahoo! Shows Off Their Spirit Day Pride! | 10/20/11
Yahoo! really went all out for Spirit Day. Beyond going purple on Facebook and Twitter, Yahoo! asked employees to do the same and featured a blog post about Spirit Day on the Yahoo! OMG Blog, in which they tout the features of Spirit Day from its youth-inspired roots to its star studded power.
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.
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