The WNBA takes a stand for #spiritday

The WNBA took to social media this morning to stand against the bullying of LGBT youth for Spirit Day.

The league has decked itself out in purple on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, pledging their commitment to the cause and inviting their fans to get involved as well.

"We're going purple to show LGBT youth that we're there for them," the official Facebook page of the WNBA proclaims, "Stand up against bullying on #spiritday 10/16!"

They also tweeted out their support using the hashtag #WNBAPride.

The Los Angeles Sparks joined in on the fun. They went purple on Twitter stating, "We're Proud to #GoPurple."

Layshia Clarendon, the twenty three year old LGBT activist and guard for the Indiana Fever got involved as well. "Today is #spiritday! Take the pledge & go purple! Add your voice to mine and stand up to bullying," she tweeted out, "LETS GOOOO!"

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!​