PlayStation brings purple to gamers in support of LGBT youth on #SpiritDay

PlayStation, developed by Sony and one of the world's leading gaming systems, demonstrated its support for LGBT youth this Spirit Day by going purple across its online gaming platform making Spirit Day's mission visible to its diverse array of gamers everywhere.

PlayStation was one of the many active participants in Spirit Day this year, demonstrating support online, as well as among its employees. Outside its main office, PlayStation used purple lighting to illuminate its signage and GLAAD's Vice President of Development Lauren Custer Dowling visited the headquarters to speak to employees, as well as LGBT youth on hand to celebrate the day.

PlayStation also used social media platforms to promote Spirit Day to its followers and voice support for LGBT youth around the world.

About Spirit Day

On October 15, Spirit Day inspired millions to "go purple" to support LGBT youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLSEN's 2013 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school, and over 60% of LGBT students who did report a bullying case said their school staff did nothing. Spirit Day drew the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world who united to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth.

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!​

Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting Partners Wells Fargo and Target; official partners DOW, Google, NBA and WNBA, NFL and WWE; and supporting partners American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Chobani, Comcast NBC Universal, Kirkland and Ellis, and Toyota.

Past participants in Spirit Day include the White House, the Empire State Building, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Laverne Cox, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Shaquille O'Neal, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, The Tonight Show, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.

PlayStation brings purple to gamers in support of LGBT youth on #SpiritDay | GLAAD

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