HBO breathes fire into #SpiritDay!

HBO went all out for #SpiritDay 2017! The network joined GLAAD to go purple across all their platforms! HBO's Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages all changed their profile pictures purple to show support for LGBTQ youth and to stand up against bullying. They also created a special video of Dracarys from Game of Thrones breathing purple fire, while their entire staff gathered to form an aerial flash mob which formed a massive purple HBO logo! Go purple now to join the dragon and the network in celebrating #SpiritDay and find out out more at! 

HBO CEO Richard Pleper gave an impassioned address to his employees about the network's inclusive values that you can watch here!

Also check out the hit shows Game of Thrones and Westworld going purple for #SpiritDay!


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