CNBC sets the bar high for cable networks 'going purple' in support of LGBT youth this Spirit Day

Millions of people will come together to show their support for LGBT youth by going purple on Spirit Day -- this Thursday, October 20.

CNBC, the nation’s top business news channel, is upping the ante this year with a range of hosts including Jim Cramer and Simon Hobbs going purple on-the-air in support of LGBT youth. CNBC anchor and GLAAD Media Award-winner Suze Orman has also pledged to wear purple tomorrow. Employees, production staff and other on-air talent will also join the efforts during tomorrow's broadcasts. In 2010, CNBC was the only network to participate across its programming with nearly a dozen hosts boasting purple throughout the day.

Countless e-mails from parents and friends of LGBT young people poured into the GLAAD offices after last year's Spirit Day letting us know what a difference Spirit Day made to them and their families. It's the support of networks like CNBC that help us reach millions of Americans with those important messages of support. GLAAD extends its most sincere thanks to CNBC and all its media partners pledging to go purple for Spirit Day in support of LGBT youth!

For more information on making the pledge and on Spirit Day 2011, click here.  You can also follow GLAAD and pledge your support by joining GLAAD’s Spirit Day page on Facebook, here.

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