Making the country red, white, blue and purple for #spiritday

On Spirit Day, many organizations across the country showed their support by going purple and turning the social media world purple.

Among the various bisexual, transgender, and faith organizations that went purple for Spirit Day, other state and national organizations took a stand.

The staff over at Rock the Vote dressed in purple and shared this picture:


Happy #SpiritDay from the #RockTheVote staff! Shout out to our awesome partner, @glaad for doing an amazing job organizing this badass celebration!

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Inter/Act made their logo purple and shared this "Faking It" picture, as well as sending out various Spirit Day-related tweets:


The Lesbian, Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center made this Vine and gave spirit fingers to Spirit Day:


And from coast to coast, statewide equality organizations supported Spirit Day in their own way. Equality Florida had a great purple cover photo on Facebook:


Forrest Alton, CEO of the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy tweeted a snazzy purple tie:

Georgia Equality held a Spirit Day event:


The Tennessee Equality Project (my home state!) turned their Facebook page purple for Spirit Day!


One Iowa turned purple for Spirit Day, along with the Iowa Pride Network and tweeted this out:


GLAAD would like to send a special thanks all of the organizations who participated in Spirit Day yesterday. We want to recognize the tireless efforts that various state and national equality organizations put forth to help create a world where everyone can live the life that they love.

Spirit Day, which took place yesterday, 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.

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!​