#SpiritDay goes international with participants across the globe

This year Spirit Day's anti-bullying message reached beyond the borders of the United States, inspiring individuals across the globe to go purple in support of LGBT youth who are the victims of bullying.

Individuals, schools, and organizations from all over the world participated in Spirit Day to raise awareness about the bullying epidemic that disproportionately affects students who identify as LGBT.

In an effort to globally expand the impact of Spirit Day, GLAAD's Spirit Day resource kits were translated into six languages this year. The resource kits are available in Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic and Mandarin on the Spirit Day website.

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Even the US State Department got into the Spirit of Spirit Day.

Earlier this month, GLAAD announced the launch of a UK-based operation as part of its continuing efforts to accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community internationally. 

On October 15, Spirit Day inspires 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 draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world 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.