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GLAAD goes purple for anti-bullying Spirit Day

News release from GLAAD:

Millions to go purple with GLAAD for Spirit Day in united stand against bullying on October 17

imageOprah Winfrey joins celebrities including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Betty White, Nick Cannon, Demi Lovato, Ricky Martin, Ke$ha, Kim Kardashian, Melissa Etheridge; sports leagues including Major League Baseball, the NBA, NFL, and NHL

Hosts of Good Morning America, TODAY, The View, CNBC, The Talk, BET, Jimmy Kimmel and Wendy Williams; brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, and Delta Air Lines to participate

MTV, OWN, VH1, Logo, Sundance, TV Land to turn on-air logos purple as landmarks including Times Square, the New York Stock Exchange, LAX, JFK Airport, and the Las Vegas strip light up in purple in a show of support for LGBT youth

OCTOBER 17, 2013, NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced confirmed participants who are wearing purple or going purple online today in a stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT young people on Spirit Day. Spirit Day began in 2010 to commemorate young LGBT lives lost to suicide. Each year, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, faith groups, school districts, colleges and universities to speak out for LGBT youth on Spirit Day.

For more information on Spirit Day and to go purple or participate on social media visit http://glaad.org/spiritday and follow #SpiritDay. A #SpiritDay app is also available powered by Toyota Financial Services.


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