Get ready to go purple on October 21. GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, is gathering the biggest names and organizations in support of this year's Spirit Day.
GLAAD is celebrating LGBTQ History Month and also spreading awareness about their cause, fighting for a world that openly accepts and embraces those who are a part of the LGBTQA+ community. Heading the observation for Spirit Day, a day dedicated to spreading LGBTQ awareness about anti-bullying, GLAAD has just announced the lengthy, and certainly exciting lineup.
Each year, GLAAD brings together some of the world's most influential celebrities, media outlets, organizations, sports leagues, schools, faith institutions, and individuals to create a unified front against bullying. Millions across the globe will wear purple in solidarity with those in the LGBTQ community, embodying the color of 'spirit' on the rainbow flag.
Some notable celebrities who are participating in this year's Spirit Day include Chloe x Halee, Hailee Seinfeld, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Cohen, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachael Harris, Emily Osment, Olivia Ponton, and Kathy Ireland, among many, many others.
Ensembles from some LGTBQ supportive shows include the queens from RuPaul's Drag Race and the cast of This Is Us. On-air talent for Watch What Happens Live will also be sporting purple to demonstrate their advocacy.
Studios, networks, streaming services, and other media outlets joining in on the support include CNBC, Comedy Central, Entertainment Tonight, the MLB, MTV, and Paramount Network, also among many others.
Some substantial support is also stemming from allied organizations of the LGBTQ community: The National Black Justice Coalition, Trevor Project, NYC Pride, Transgender Law Center, and the UN Free & Equal Campaign.
For a full list of participating celebrities and organizations, click here.
Remember Bowen Yang's iconic Emmys heels? He's generously donated them to support this year's #SpiritDay, the annual anti-bullying campaign.— GLAAD (@glaad) October 6, 2021
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GLAAD announced the commencement of 2021 Spirit Day by auctioning off the emblematic Syro Rancho Platform shoes fashioned by Saturday Night Live star and comedian, Bowen Yang at this year's Emmy Awards. The shoes are still available for auction up until October 16: http://www.glaad.org/ebay.
For more information about GLAAD's cause and Spirit Day, visit glaad.org/spiritday.
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