Thursday (Oct. 18) marks Spirit Day 2018, GLAAD’s campaign that sees celebrities and public figures express their support for LGBTQ young people by by wearing purple, purpling up their social media presences and shouting out Spirit Day on air.
Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand, Luis Fonsi, Adam Lambert, Sterling K. Brown, Troye Sivan, Sia, Allison Janney, the Boy Erased cast and plenty of other prominent celebrities, brands and media presences have taken the time to celebrate Spirit Day and honor LGBTQ youth by sharing messages of support and solidarity.
Other celebrities took their Spirit Day festivities to new heights. Lambert launched a fundraiser in commemoration of Spirit Day. Not one to be outdone, Mariah Carey shared a fabulous Spirit Day video message all the way from Asia on Instagram. (Even though she’s not in purple, she celebrates with an iconic Spirit Day chant.)
Take a look at the stars who have participated in Spirit Day below:
In honor of #SpiritDay, I’m raising money for @GLAAD!! Join me in taking a stand against LGBTQ bullying and supporting inclusion ——– Don’t forget to go purple today too!! https://t.co/xtnPK6t7ex pic.twitter.com/Zgul5kDat8
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) October 18, 2018
Sterling K. Brown
Together, let’s wear purple.
Together, let’s make a statement…
That it is okay to be who you are, no matter your background, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Together, let’s celebrate #SpiritDay. pic.twitter.com/cKYwepYoDt
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) October 18, 2018
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 18, 2018
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) October 18, 2018
— sia (@Sia) October 18, 2018
The Boy Erased cast
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
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2018
— Shondaland (@byshondaland) October 18, 2018
Allison Janney and the Mom cast
Let’s tell every young person that it’s okay to be who you are, no matter your background, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. No one should be bullied or called names simply for being who they are. That’s why we’re wearing purple for #SpiritDay. Join us! pic.twitter.com/nC2U9iyGGy
— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) October 18, 2018
Game of Thrones
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) October 18, 2018
The Will & Grace cast
This #SpiritDay we’re wearing purple with our friends at @WillAndGrace & @glaad to stand with LGBTQ youth and stand up against bullying. We’re in this together. — @MeganMullally @EricMcCormack @DebraMessing @SeanHayes pic.twitter.com/i4TeIMyh1e
— Queerty (@Queerty) October 18, 2018