Wednesday night (Oct. 18), GLAAD board member and songwriter superstar Justin Tranter helped to kick off this year’s Spirit Day with an intimate concert in Los Angeles. The event, billed as “Justin Tranter and GLAAD Present ‘Believer’ Spirit Day Concert” featured performances by Adam Lambert, Courtney Love, Hailee Steinfeld and more.
The event raised over $100,000 to aid in GLAAD’s continuing efforts to take a stand against bullying. Other notable guests in attendance included Carly Rae Jepsen, Adam Lambert, Troye Sivan, 5 Seconds of Summer‘s Ashton Irwin, Sofia Carson, Darren Criss, Superfruit (Pentatonix‘s Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi), Laura Marano, Chris Colfer, JoJo, Betty Who, Gigi Gorgeous, Brian J. Crum (America’s Got Talent), Tinashe and Parson James. Check out photos from the event here.
Several celebrities showed their support for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day, including Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Tim McGraw and Halsey. Members of Billboard staff also wore purple in solidarity.