Out celebrities and prominent allies around the world are wearing purple today to honor GLAAD’s annual #SpiritDay campaign.
The project, which aims to raise awareness about the high rates of bullying LGBTQ youth face nationwide, began in 2010. This year’s supporters include prominent artists and public figures like Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Troye Sivan, Darren Criss, and Justin Tranter, to name a few. Tranter even held a fundraiser for GLAAD last night to kick off the initiative, raising some $400,000 to continue GLAAD’s efforts to support LGBTQ inclusion in media.
GLAAD also partnered with Kellogg’s to launch a special edition “All Together” Spirit Day cereal.
Below, find a round-up of the inspiring LGBTQ activists, celebrities, and allies who donned their best purple duds to support the cause.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2018
— Peyton Kennedy (@peyton_kennedy) October 18, 2018
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We've come a long way but bullying is still an issue and I believe is directly related to the high suicide rate amongst lgbtqia+ and gender-nonconforming Youth. Today I wear purple to show my dedication for raising awareness and educating those with privilege and Power who have the opportunity to become strong allies. #spiritday #spiritday2018 #transQueen #lgbtqia
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) October 18, 2018
In October of 2010 @ba_mcmillan, a Canadian teen, created #SpiritDay as a way to show support of #LGBTQ youth and send a message of bullying prevention. Tomorrow let's make sure Brittany's message is still heard loud & clear! #GoPurple #OneVoiceCanStartAMovement pic.twitter.com/jzo81E1M8L
— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) October 17, 2018
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 18, 2018
Today, we’re going purple for #SpiritDay! Join us and @GLAAD in supporting #LGBTQ youth and taking a stand against bullying. Visit https://t.co/878BEZG2W2 for more information. #BoyErased pic.twitter.com/906IhgGoNg
— Boy Erased (@BoyErased) October 18, 2018
WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK: Today is #SpiritDay which occurs every year during National Bullying Prevention Month and has become the most visible day of support for LGBTQ youth. Please join me and #GLAAD in taking a stand against bullying by going purple for https://t.co/5v0fIhrRiE pic.twitter.com/3PNRs2bHFS
— Brian Sims (@BrianSimsPA) October 18, 2018
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 18, 2018