Freeform stars and series support LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay!

The stars of your favorite Freeform series are going purple for #SpiritDay to show their support for LGBTQ youth and stand against bullying! Freeform has become one of the most enthusiastic supporters of Spirit Day with all series turning their social profiles purple across platforms, and this year the network is engaging with fans of Shadowhunters and Pretty Little Liars on their respective websitesJoin them by going purple on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and using the hashtag #SpiritDay. Find out more at and check out some awesome messages from Freeform stars and series below.


It is important to #ChooseKindess and to take a stand against bullying. #SpiritDay

A video posted by Beyond (@beyond) on


Go purple TODAY with @shaym and @GLAAD to stand with #LGBT youth. #ChooseKindness #SpiritDay

A photo posted by Pretty Little Liars (@prettylittleliars) on


The staff of Freeform even got together to share their support for LGBTQ youth with a network photo shoot. Check it out!

Each year, millions of people "go purple" for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and to show support for LGBTQ youth. According to a 2015 GLSEN survey, more than half of LGBTQ students report being victimized based on sexual orientation, with a further three quarters of students who report hearing anti-LGBTQ remarks in school. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world, who join together in a united stand against bullying.

Check out for more about how to stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth. Also follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news.

Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting partners Target and Wells Fargo, official partners, NBA and WNBA, NFL, Viacom, and WWE, and supporting partners, American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Comcast NBCUniversal, Kellogg’s, Kirkland & Ellis, Toyota Financial Services, and Zipcar. The translation of GLAAD’s Spirit Day Resource Kit into multiple languages is made possible by a generous grant from Google supporting GLAAD’s Global Voices Initiative. Global Spirit Day resource kits are presented by Logo’s Global Ally campaign.

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, MTV, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.