Landmarks around the country are going purple for #SpiritDay

On Spirit Day, landmarks and buildings across the country went purple to support LGBT youth and oppose bullying. 

Times Square in New York City was awash in purple, as several Times Square institutions dedicated their billboards to Spirit Day





American Eagle


Further downtown, the New York Stock Exchange lit up in purple as well.

At the nation's capital, the National Cathedral turned purple on Facebook. 

White House also tweeted its support for Spirit Day.

  in the City by the Bay, San Francisco City Hall is going purple

The Fremont Street Experience went purple before Steve Grand started his concert.

Later the LAX Pylon Lights will be shining purple for people landing into Los Angeles.

Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple today, October 17, and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay and Spirit Day graphics
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner

Take a look at who else is participating at