VIDEO: The cast of Orphan Black support LGBT youth for #spiritday

The cast and crew of BBC America's hit show Orphan Black shot a video asking all their fans to wear purple on October 16 for Spirit Day to support LGBT youth.  Check it out below: 

 

The show stars Tatiana Maslany as a young woman who discovers she is actually one of many different clones who were the result of an experiment.  Among the many characters Maslany plays on the show are a bisexual scientist named Cosima and a transgender man named Tony.  In the above video, Maslany also gave a special shout out to the show's "clonesbians."

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 celebritiescorporationsmedia outletssports leaguesschoolsfaith institutionsnational 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!​