OWN and Shane Bitney Crone go purple for #spiritday

OWN changed its on-air and social media logos to purple for Spirit Day. The network also partnered with Shane Bitney Crone to record a message of support to LGBT youth. OWN premiered Shane's documentary Bridegroom last year, in which he shares his love story with his late partner Tom and the discrimination he faced after Tom's passing. The documentary received a GLAAD Media Award last April.


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!​