Members of the CNBC team got involved worldwide in seemingly countless ways, helping NBCUniversal create a global sea of purple for LGBT youth on Spirit Day
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Arne Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, today wrote for CNBC on the importance of businesses supporting the LGBT community and standing for inclusivity in both internal policies and external advocacy.
CNBC reports that DeVry University has joined AT&T in speaking out for LGBT equality in the lead up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Comcast and NBCUniversal went purple yesterday to spread the word about SpiritDay to show support for LGBT youth and stand against bullying. Stars from NBCUniversal networks and shows, as well as NBCUniversal employees, sported purple and shared Spirit Day on air and through social media.
Morning shows across networks broadcast their support for Spirit Day today, taking a stand against bullying and showing their support for LGBT youth. From ABC's 'Good Morning America,' NBC's 'TODAY,' to CNN's 'New Day,' CNBC, and VH1's 'Big Morning Buzz,' anchors put on their purple and leant their support to what's become the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the country.