The NBA goes purple for #spiritday

The NBA took to social media to join GLAAD in standing against the bullying of LGBT youth for Spirit Day.

The organization has gone purple on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, encouraging their fans to join them in taking the pledge.

"Today is Spirit Day," the official Facebook of the NBA reads, "The NBA is joining NBA Cares Community Partner GLAAD and going purple to stand up against bullying! You can take the pledge and add your voice to ours by making the purple logoman your Facebook profile picture."

The league also changed its profile pictures on Twitter and Instagram, rocking Spirit Day purple.

Individual teams have gotten involved. The Toronto Raptors altered their icon today to honor LGBT youth. The Denver Nuggets jumped in as well, sending out a tweet welcoming fans to join players Quincy Miller, Randy Foye, and Kenneth Faried in standing against bullying.

DeMarcus Cousins, the twenty four year old center for the Sacramento Kings wanted in on the action. He changed his twitter icon and tweeted out his support, adding the hashtag #foreverpurple.

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!​

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