YouTubers go purple for #SpiritDay!

Raymond Braun

Today, your favorite YouTubers have gone purple on social media, standing against bullying and showing their support for LGBTQ youth. Join them by going purple on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and using the hashtag #SpiritDay. Find out more at


Additionally, YouTube sensation Ingrid Nielsen celebrated Spirit Day by talking to Refinery29 about her coming out experience, and Troye Sivan recorded a Spirit Day audio message for iHeartRadio.

Each year, millions of people "go purple" for Spirit Day in a united stand against bullying and to show support for LGBTQ youth. According to a 2015 GLSEN survey, more than half of LGBTQ students report being victimized based on sexual orientation, with a further three quarters of students who report hearing anti-LGBTQ remarks in school. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, and individuals around the world, who join together in a united stand against bullying. Check out for more about how to stand against bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth.

Also follow @GLAAD on Twitter to keep up to date with #spiritday news. Spirit Day is made possible by the generous support of its presenting partners Target and Wells Fargo, official partners, NBA and WNBA, NFL, Viacom, and WWE, and supporting partners, American Eagle Outfitters, Barilla, Comcast NBCUniversal, Kellogg’s, Kirkland & Ellis, Toyota Financial Services, and Zipcar. 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, MTV, the NBA, the NFL, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, WWE, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, the Las Vegas Strip, and more.