iHeartMedia turned it up for LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay

For the fifth consecutive year, iHeartMedia has gone purple to celebrate #SpiritDay. In addition to going purple, iHeartMedia also encouraged its listeners to take the Spirit Day pledge to unite against the bullying of LGBTQ youth. Numerous talented influencers have lent their voices to PSAs urging iHeartMedia listeners to follow suit and go purple, including out bisexual and gay celebs like Halsey, Lady Gaga, and Elvis Duran. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one streaming music and live digital radio service, went purple in-app. iHeartRadio.com, iHeartMedia social media channels, and the iHeartMedia Snapchat Discover channel also went purple.

Have a listen to Halsey's PSA!

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.