VIDEO: Laverne Cox lights the Empire State Building purple for #spiritday

The Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox lit the iconic Empire State Building purple for Spirit Day today. This is the first time that the world's most famous office building went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying. Cox was accompanied by the cast members of her documentary, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," which airs tomorrow at 7pm ET on MTV and Logo TV. The lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building was packed with press and excitement as Laverne Cox made history. 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!​ Watch the highlights here: