Celebs take the pledge to go purple for #SpiritDay this Thursday

#SpiritDay is coming up on October 15th, and some of your favorite celebrities have already taken the pledge to go purple and show their support for LGBT youth! You can join them by going purple now, find out more about how to get involved at glaad.org/spiritday.

It's not too late to encourage your favorite celebrity to join you in going purple to celebrate #SpiritDay. Check out who has already signed up to participate at glaad.org/spiritday/entertainers, and if you don't see them listed you can send the following tweet or write one of your own:

@______ Join me in going purple & take a stand against bullying for  10/15. Stand up for LGBT youth:

 

On October 15, Spirit Day inspires millions to "go purple" to support LGBT youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLSEN's 2013 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school, and over 60% of LGBT students who did report a bullying case said their school staff did nothing. Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth.

Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting Partners Wells Fargo and Target; official partners DOW, Google, NBA and WNBA, NFL and WWE; and supporting partners American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Chobani, Comcast NBC Universal, Kirkland and Ellis, and Toyota.

Past participants in Spirit Day include the White House, the Empire State Building, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Laverne Cox, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Shaquille O'Neal, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, The Tonight Show, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.

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