NYC landmarks are glowing purple for #spiritday

Happy #spiritday! In case you missed the entertainers, public officials, organizations, sports teams, television shows, blogs, web sites, corporations, faith organizations, schools and GSAs that have gone purple for Spirit Day, you can also walk down the street and see landmarks going purple. Take a walking tour of New York City with GLAAD, basking in the glow of the landmarks that went purple for Spirit Day. 

In New York City, Times Square was decked out in purple.


The billboards at the @americaneagle in Times Square are going purple for #spiritday. Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth on 10/16!

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Reuters employees were on hand to help turn their building purple:


Thomson Reuters Pride At Work supporting #SpiritDay and taking a stand against bullying. We also turned the marquee outside our building purple with the #GLAAD #SpiritDay animation. Hope everyone else is wearing purple today to do the same. #ThomsonReuters #PrideAtWork #Pride #Antibullying #purple

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If you head downtown, you'll see the Empire State Building in purple glory. This morning, Laverne Cox was a part of the lighting ceremony.

Head even further downtown, and you'll see the New York Stock Exchange glowing purple.

Thanks for joining us on this tour of New York City landmarks on this Spirit Day! 

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!​