TLC stars to go purple for #SpiritDay, sending a message of support to LGBT youth

TLC stars are gearing up for Spirit Day by going purple and recording video messages encouraging their fans to do the same and sending a message of support to LGBT youth. The network is also encouraging employees to wear purple on Spirit Day and share their messages to LGBT youth via social media.

Mama June from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, who has been a strong supporter of the LGBT community, will be recording a video message and tweeting her support to LGBT youth. Sam Saboura from Something Borrowed, Something New will also record a message and share his support on social media; as will Buddy Valastro from Cake Boss and Next Great Baker.

Some TLC stars have already started getting the word out about Spirit Day with video messages, including Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne from DC Cupcakes; Rick and Leslie DeAngelo from I Found the Gown; and Kelly Nishimoto from Something Borrowed, Something New. Take a look at those below.

The cast of What Not to Wear, including Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Carmindy and Ted Gibson will be tweeting about Spirit Day; as will Lori Allen and Monte Durham from Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta and the Brown family from Sister Wives.

Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne:


Rick and Leslie DeAngelo:


Kelly Nishimoto:


Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by:

  • Turning your Facebook, Twitter and other profile photos purple at and spreading the word by using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Wearing purple on October 17 and encouraging classmates or coworkers to do the same
  • Uploading photos of you wearing purple to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr using hashtag #SpiritDay
  • Downloading the Spirit Day App
  • Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
  • Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner