Major League Soccer is kicking it purple style to stop bullying this #spiritday

Major League Soccer (MLS) is standing against bullying and in support of LGBT youth today for Spirit Day. MLS, along with other sports organizations, have sports teams and organizations promoting equality on and off the field.

MLS and MLS Works, the MLS outreach initiative, took to Twitter to send out their support and participation in Spirit Day. MLS Works prepared for Spirit Day by encouraging their followers to wear purple:




Today, they spread the #spiritday message:




The Vancouver Whitecaps FC also showed their support today via Twitter:

MLS Works is a community outreach initiative whose mission is to use sport ot improve lives. MLS Works acknowledges prominient social issues and serves as a platform for altruistic programs and initiatives of League and club organizations.    

Major League Soccer is taking a stand against inequality in the professional soccer community. As a part of their Don’t Cross the Line campaign, which works to end bias and discrimination on the field and off, you can join MLS and take a stand for soccer by taking the pledge here.

Below is their public service announcement for the Don't Cross the Line campaign which features Major League Soccer fans and players. Take a look:

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!