Bullying of any kind, especially against young people in the LGBTQ community, should never be tolerated. On Thursday (Oct. 15), celebrities from around the globe made sure that message was heard loud and clear.
Dozens of stars participated in GLAAD’s Spirit Day, the annual campaign where celebrities, companies, organizations and people “go purple” to show support for LGBTQ youth, and to call for an end to bullying inside the community. Corporations like the NFL, Kellogg’s, CNBC and more all marked the occasion by changing their online logos to purple.
Joining them were massive stars, including pop singer Sam Smith, presidential candidate Joe Biden, country singer Reba McEntire, and even the legendary Celine Dion. “We’re going purple in solidarity with @glaad #SpiritDay!” Dion wrote in a message posted on her Twitter. “I encourage all of you to join us and take a stand against anti-LGBTQ bullying.”
Check out some of the stars who joined in for this year’s Spirit Day below:
— samsmith (@samsmith) October 15, 2020
We're going purple in solidarity with @glaad #SpiritDay! I encourage all of you to join us and take a stand against anti-LGBTQ bullying. Read more about how you can take the Spirit Day pledge and support LGBTQ youth here https://t.co/TeD4Udi1N4 💜🌈Celine xx…
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— Celine Dion (@celinedion) October 15, 2020
— The Chicks (@thechicks) October 15, 2020
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) October 15, 2020
This #SpiritDay — and every day — we must stand up to hate and intolerance. It’s up to all of us to ensure every young person is affirmed and accepted just as they are — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 15, 2020
To all LGBTQ+ youth who are facing bullying and harassment, know that you deserve to be accepted and loved just as you are. #SpiritDay
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 15, 2020
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 15, 2020
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 15, 2020
As I join many wearing purple in honor of #SpiritDay to show support for LGBTQ youth…@janai brings us a special moment from a #RedTableTalk between @GloriaEstefan and her daughter Emily. Their candid conversation next on @GMA
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) October 15, 2020
It’s #SpiritDay! Wear your purple 💜
— Elvis Duran (@elvisduran) October 15, 2020
— Nina West (@NinaWest) October 15, 2020
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 15, 2020