MTV goes purple for #spiritday online and on air!

MTV is supporting LGBT youth and standing against bullying by going purple for #spiritday on social media, online and even on-air! Stars from MTV hits including Faking It, Teen Wolf, Finding Carter, Awkward., Girl Code and more all shared messages of support, while MTV Act and MTV News shared important stories about the lives of LGBT youth. Check some of their posts below and join the conversation with hashtag #spiritday on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook now!

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Join me in going purple for #SpiritDay 10/16 to support LGBT youth. Go purple here: http://glaad.org/spiritday​

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For #spiritday I am wearing my Purple Purse and drinking Lavender Water!!

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Awkward's @jillianrosereed is sporting her purple for #SpiritDay

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Happyland's @theshaneharper is in purple for #SpiritDay

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Finding Carter's Cynthia Watros is going purple for #SpiritDay

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Happyland's @Camilleguaty & @biancaalexasantos are for @glaad's #SpiritDay

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Going purple for #spiritday http://glaad.org/spiritday

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Earlier this week, the cast of the MTV comedy Faking It recorded a special video message to show their support for LGBT youth on #spiritday. Check out the video of series stars Michael J. Willet, Rita Volk, Katie Stevens and Gregg Sulkin below.

MTV has highlighted anti-bias programming all week across MTV, Logo, MTV2 and mtvU leading up to tomorrow's premiere of the documentary Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, premiering at 7:00pm EST simulcast on MTV and Logo. This morning Laverne and several of the youth featured in the documentary joined GLAAD at the Empire State Building to light it purple for Spirit Day, the first time the building has ever gone purple in a stand against bullying.

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 glaad.org/spiritday for more about how to stand against anti-LGBT bullying and follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news!​