HBO programs go purple on social media for #spiritday

Several HBO programs have turned their social media channels purple today in recognition of Spirit Day and to send a message of support to LGBT youth.  It even featured a return appearance by everyone's favorite gay king, Renly, from the hit series Game of Thrones (still in toy form), as well as The Comeback's Valerie Cherish.  Check them out below!


Spirit Day, which takes place today, October 16, inspires millions to wear purple or "go purple" online in a united stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. Each year, Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals. Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its national partners PepsiCo and Wells Fargo, as well as official partners Comcast-NBCUniversal and Google, and supporting partner American Eagle Outfitters.

You can go purple now by putting on purple, posting about #spiritday, and sharing your favorite #spiritday posts on social media.

Check out for more about how to stand against anti-LGBT bullying and follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news!​