ViacomCBS stars show their purple pride on Spirit Day 2021!

ViacomCBS networks, shows, and stars kicked off #SpiritDay 2021 by showing their support for LGBTQ youth and taking a strong stand against bullying. Check out your favorite ViacomCBS stars as they go purple below

Trevor Noah and the team at The Daily Show always show up to support LGBTQ youth! This is comedy making an impactful and positive difference in the world! Thank you, Trevor and team, for taking a stand against bullying on Spirit Day!

The amazing hosts of Entertainment Tonight support Spirit Day year after year, and we love the energy they bring to Hollywood telling LGBTQ youth that they're loved and supported!

The stars of CBS prime time go all out every year for Spirit Day!


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We're always proud of the casts of NCIS and NCIS: Hawaii, for the love they show to LGBTQ youth!


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The cast of Ghosts has double the reason to celebrate... not only are they here to support Spirit Day... they also got an early full-season pickup today! 

The cast of FBI: Most Wanted is letting LGBTQ youth know that they're wanted and loved!! Now that's an investigation worth standing behind. 

This is one Neighborhood that cares about standing up against bullying. 

The cast of Bob Hearts Abishola has always been Spirit Day supporters!

Jorja Fox has long been one of Spirit Day's biggest champions! Thank you, Jorja, for all you do!

Laya DeLeon Hayes isn't just an Equalizer on-screen, she fights for equality off-screen as well! 

James Corden and his Late Late Show family are showing their purple pride this Spirit Day!

The cast of The Talk was decked out in beautiful Spirit Day purple today!


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The Price Is Right ... to let LGBTQ youth know they're loved and supported.

Let's Make A Deal... to always let LGBTQ youth know they're loved and supported!

And thank you, Wayne Brady, for this beautiful personal message!

The team over at VH1 knows a thing or two about showing support for LGBTQ youth!

Nickelodeon has always been there to teach kids about love and acceptance, and Spirit Day is no exception. 

Now, this is some stand-up we stand behind!! Thanks, Comedy Central and Sabrina Jalees, for standing up to bullies!

Thanks, Phil Keoghan and The Amazing Race team, for always showing up for LGBTQ youth!

Soaps for students!!! We love that the casts of The Young & The Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful feel passionately about the message of Spirit Day!

Every year, it's awesome to watch the ViacomCBS building at 1515 Broadway in the heart of Times Square turn purple for Spirit Day!

Our biggest heroes around the GLAAD offices - the incredible staff of CBS Entertainment's Diversity & Inclusion team!

About Spirit Day
Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.

Presenting sponsors Target, Visible, and Wells Fargo, official sponsors NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Porsche Cars North America Inc., Sally Hansen, and Mars Wrigley’s SKITTLES, and community sponsors Amazon, Kellogg Company, Kirkland & Ellis, National Basketball Association & Women’s National Basketball Association, NFL, Nike, and Shutterfly will all participate in Spirit Day. 

In 2021, Spirit Day takes on a renewed importance due to the unprecedented challenges facing LGBTQ youth. Over the last year and a half, many LGBTQ youth have not been in school, unable to attend in-person meetings of Gay-Straight Alliances, Gender-Sexuality Alliances or on-campus colleges LGBTQ organizations. During this time, LGBTQ youth have also become increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of cyberbullying, specifically with heightened levels of anti-LGBTQ hate and harassment on social media. Some LGBTQ youth may be confined to a home environment that may be unsupportive or abusive. As well, an unprecedented number of anti-LGBTQ bills in state legislatures specifically targeting trans and nonbinary youth have been in the news. Calls to The Trevor Project’s hotline for LGBTQ youth have at times more than doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

This year, Spirit Day is on October 21, 2021. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.