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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.
American Eagle Outfitters radiated support for LGBT youth and victims of bullying by going purple for Spirit Day and throughout October.
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.
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.
ABC Family stars from shows including The Foster's and Switched at Birth are helping to spread the word about #SpiritDay and supporting LGBT youth.
Daytime talk shows put on their purple in support of LGBT youth today in unity with tens of millions of Americans who participated in Spirit Day in a stand against bullying.
ABC stars Sara Ramirez, Jessica Capshaw, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Perry and Kerry Washington and others show their support for LGBT youth on #SpiritDay
MTV has been one of the biggest supporters of Spirit Day this year, spreading the message of tolerance. The network and tons of its top musical and entertainment icons have gone purple in a show of solidarity with its young LGBT fans, letting them know that they are not alone.
Kellee Terrell's commentary, on BET.com writes that LGBT kids of color are more vulnerable to bullying.