The Cast of 'Boy Erased' Goes Purple for Spirit Day

The cast and crew of “Boy Erased” went purple this week from their set in Atlanta in support of GLAAD Spirit Day.

LGBTQ advocates on the set of Boy Erased

“Boy Erased” is a coming-of-age drama that deals with the topic of conversion therapy. It is based on the novel by Garrard Conley, “Boy Erased: A Memoir,” and stars Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges as Conley, Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe as Conley’s parents, as well as Troye Sivan, Xavier Dolan, Cherry Jones, and Flea. Joel Edgerton directs/produces, as well as stars in, based on an adapted screenplay that he wrote. The film is scheduled to be released by Focus Features on September 28, 2018.

The Boy Erased crew wears their Spirit Day shirts on set


About Spirit Day

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.

As anti-LGBTQ policies, hate crimes, and harassment are on the rise, it is now especially important to let all marginalized youth know they are supported.

This year, Spirit Day is on October 19, 2017. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.