Everyday people are spreading the purple for #SpiritDay

Tired of seeing your favorite celebrities, organizations, media outlets, and corporations going purple for Spirit Day? Well, you are in luck! Below is a sampling of the people around the world who went purple, sending that message of solidarity with LGBTQ youth out to their family and friends through social media. Spirit Day wouldn’t be possible with every single one of us participating, so we offer thanks and appreciation for those real people who are spreading the word against bullying.

Take a look. 



I’m against bullying #spiritday #stopbullying #bullyinghurts #glaad

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I am @candysamples and I’m against bullying. Thursday, October 19 - GLAAD Spirit Day Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to "go purple" on Spirit Day is a way for everyone --- forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends --- to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world. @glaad #glaad #glaadspiritday #spiritday #spiritday2017 #imagainstbullying #LGBTQ #purple #candysamples #candywrappers #dragqueens #dragqueen #queenofthebears #greenbeancasserole #bearseason #useyourpowersforgood #southerndecadence @florencedlee

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Hoy, de violeta, en contra del bullying y a favor de la dignidad de nuestros jóvenes LGBTT. #SpiritDay

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Getting my Purple on for #spiritday

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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 glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.