Wells Fargo proudly goes purple for #SpiritDay

Wells Fargo, one of the presenting partners for this year's Spirit Day, is dedicated to showing support for bullied LGBT youth by "going purple" today.

"Wells Fargo is firmly committed to standing against bullying, and by addressing this issue, we hope to create an environment where all students can thrive and find opportunity," wrote John Lake, Wells Fargo's LGBT Segment Manager of Enterprise Marketing, in a guest post featured on GLAAD's blog.


We’re proud to work with GLAAD to take a stand against bullying. Tomorrow we’re wearing purple to show our support. #Spirit Day http://spr.ly/6180B385e

Posted by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In addition to supporting many of GLAAD's initiatives and campaigns over the years, Wells Fargo, since 2013, has worked with GLSEN to provide Safe Space kits in middle and high schools around the country.

"Through education and empowerment, we can reverse the cycle and begin to move forward together, giving all kids the opportunity to reach their full potential."

We stand up against bullying by wearing purple on October 15th. Little by little we can all do a lot to improve the lives of LGBT students everywhere. Learn more at wellsfargo.com/lgbt

Posted by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 12, 2015

8 out of 10 LGBT students report being harassed or intimidated at school. We’re proud to work with GLSEN to provide Safe...

Posted by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 5, 2015

On October 15, Spirit Day inspires millions to "go purple" to support LGBT youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLSEN's 2013 National School Climate Survey, 8 out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment at school, and over 60% of LGBT students who did report a bullying case said their school staff did nothing. Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth.

You can go purple now by putting on purple, posting about #spiritday, and sharing your favorite #spiritday posts on social media. Go to www.glaad.org/spiritday to turn your profile picture purple and learn more ways to get involved in Spirit Day.

Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting Partners Wells Fargo and Target; official partners DOW, Google, NBA and WNBA, NFL and WWE; and supporting partners American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Chobani, Comcast NBC Universal, Kirkland and Ellis, and Toyota.

Past participants in Spirit Day include the White House, the Empire State Building, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, Laverne Cox, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Shaquille O'Neal, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, The Talk, The Tonight Show, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.