Go Purple for Spirit Day!


Conan O’Brien, MTV, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, the Sundance Channel, Logo, and the hosts of CBS’ The Talk will join a slew of celebrities to honor the second annual Spirit Day on Thursday, October 20.


To fight the epidemic bullying of LGBT youth, which continues to result in teen suicides, Spirit Day was launched in 2010 by GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). 


Participants in Spirit Day wear and display the color purple to call attention to the issue.


GLAAD recently launched the Amplify Your Voice PSA campaign featuring messages by celebrities including Russell Simmons, Chaz Bono, Shaquille O’Neal, Amy Poehler, Ted Allen, Tabatha Coffey, Amber Heard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lisa Vanderpump, Louis Van-Amstel and Jane Velez-Mitchell.


Companies such as American Airlines, AT&T, Comcast, Delta, Facebook, Hewlett-Packard, McGraw-Hill, NBC Universal, PepsiCo, Verizon, Viacom, and Yahoo will participate by distributing information to employees about wearing purple, and some have pledged to turn their social media logos purple for the day.


For complete details on Spirit Day, and how to honor it in your social media networks, go here.


To view the Amplify Your Voice PSA campaign, go here.



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Adam Sandel is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, journalist and film critic living in San Francisco, California. He's the film writer for dot429 Magazine and is the host of the internet radio show "Happy Hour" on energytalkradio.com. adamsandel@yahoo.com adam@dot429.com

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