By Jasmine Washington
Join the fight against bullying by sporting purple on #SpiritDay.
#SpiritDay has risen as a day to uplift and provide solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth while combating the bullying they face on a day-to-day basis.
Held annually on the third Thursday in October, #SpiritDay was created in 2010 by then high school student Brittany McMillan in an attempt to show support for LGBT youth, highlight their plight and tackle the challenges they face due to their sexual identity/orientation. GLAAD eventually joined in on the cause and they dubbed purple, a color pridefully featured on the rainbow flag, it’s a symbol of spirit.
Kim Kardashian, Betty White, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmy Kimmel, Andy Cohen and a slew of other celebs have all fought to combat bullying through their support of #SpiritDay over the years.
Here’s how some of your favorite celebs are taking a stand this year.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) October 20, 2016
— Adriana Catano (@CatanoOfficial) October 20, 2016
— Trevor Moran (@TrevorMoran) October 20, 2016
Whether you rock a piece of purple clothing, or add purple filters on to your profile pics, supporting #SpiritDay makes a positive impact on the lives on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) youth.
Click here for more information on #SpiritDay.