VIDEO: Glee's Becca Tobin takes a stand against bullying for #spiritday

Glee star Becca Tobin in sending a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day. While on set this week Tobin recorded a message to Gleeks around the world asking them to wear purple today.


Tobin joined the cast of Glee in season four playing Kitty Wilde, a cheerleader with a meanstreak who joins the New Directions glee club at McKinnley High.  Thankfully, since first appearing on the show Kitty's character has grown into a much nicer person, and even befriended transgender student Unique. Throughout its run, Glee has addressed bullying faced by LGBT youth many times, showing the suffering many students face on a daily basis to a mainstream audience. The show has received two GLAAD media awards and multiple nominations for the many LGBT characters and storylines it has included. The series will return on FOX early next year for its final season.

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 celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national 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 for more about how to stand against anti-LGBT bullying and follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news!​