Celebs already spreading the word about #SpiritDay 10/17

Spirit Day is still two days away, but already a number of famous faces are spreading the word about going purple this Thursday, October 17.  On that day, they will join millions of Americans in taking a stand against bullying and showing support for LGBT youth. Check out who is already excited to wear their purple this Thursday.

NBA star, Jason Collins:

Dan Bucatinsky of ABC's Scandal:

Interior designer, Nate Berkus:

Rock band, fun.:

WWE Superstar Darren Young:

Paris Hilton:

Switched at Birth's Stephanie Nogueras:

JJ Totah of ABC's Back in the Game:

From Jersey Shore, Samantha Giancola:

Orange is the New Black's, Matt McGorry:

From Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries and Buffy, Bianca Lawson:

Jersey Boys' Renée Marino:

Host of TLC's Something Borrowed, Something New, Sam Saboura:

Desperate Housewives' Andrea Bowen:

From America's Next Top Model, Az Marie Livingston:

YouTube star, Nicola Foti:

Elvis Duran and the Morning Show:

New York City housewife, Aviva Drescher:

Filmmaker, Maurice Jamal:

1 Girl, 5 Gays' Jean-Paul Bevilacqua:


Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by:

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17 and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner