Hillary Clinton celebrates #SpiritDay and LGBT youth by going purple

Hillary Clinton and her campaign continue to show support of the LGBT community by going purple for #spiritday.

Update: Martin O'Malley joined Hillary visibly standing against bullying after this post was originally published.

Standing behind GLAAD and its worldwide initiative to end bullying against LGBT youth, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley and their campaigns follow behind many other organizations and partners donning purple today.

GLAAD invited all the presidential candidates to go purple.  Look below to view how both Hillary Clinton and GLAAD are making a difference in the lives of LGBT youth:


In honor of Spirit Day, the former Secretary of State's campaign shared "11 fierce quotes from Hillary Clinton on LGBT equality," featuring quotes spanning from the late '90s to today about acceptance for people, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity.

On October 15, Spirit Day inspires millions to "go purple" to support LGBT youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLSEN's 2013 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school, and over 60% of LGBT students who did report a bullying case said their school staff did nothing. Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth.

You can go purple now by putting on purple, posting about #spiritday, and sharing your favorite #spiritday posts on social media. Go to www.glaad.org/spiritday to turn your profile picture purple and learn more ways to get involved in Spirit Day.

Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting Partners Wells Fargo and Target; official partners DOW, Google, NBA and WNBA, NFL and WWE; and supporting partners American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Chobani, Comcast NBC Universal, Kirkland and Ellis, and Toyota.

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