Capitol Hill goes purple for #spiritday

Just a few hours into Spirit Day, allies of LGBT youth are standing up to bullying by going purple for Spirit Day, presented by GLAAD. Thanks to all of those showing their support for ending bullying and creating a climate of inclusion and acceptance for the nation's young people. Be sure to check back throughout the day by clicking here.

Here's a sampling:

Spirit Day, which takes place today, October 16, inspires millions to wear purple or "go purple" online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. Each year, Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals. Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its national partners PepsiCo and Wells Fargo, as well as official partners Comcast-NBCUniversal and Google, and supporting partner American Eagle Outfitters.

You can go purple now by putting on purple, posting about #spiritday, and sharing your favorite #spiritday posts on social media.

Check out for more about how to stand against anti-LGBT bullying and follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news!​