Plenty of celebrities took a stand against the bullying of LGBTQ+ youth on Thursday by showing their support for Spirit Day.
Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ+ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Each year, people wear purple on Spirit Day to support LGBTQ+ youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLAAD, pledging to “go purple” is a way for everyone – global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbours, parents, classmates, and friends – to visibly show solidarity with youth and to take part in the largest, most visible LGBTQ+ anti-bullying campaign in the world.
Celine Dion rocked her purple on Thursday, tweeting out a heartwarming picture with her 9-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy. The twins wore white beanies that when put together, reads Spirit Day in purple.
“We’re going purple in solidarity with @glaad #SpiritDay!” the singer captioned the picture. “I encourage all of you to join us and take a stand against anti-LGBTQ+ bullying.”
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
Halle Berry looked stunning while wearing a purple GLAAD shirt reading, “I support LGBTQ youth.”
Meanwhile, Sam Smith wrote, “No one deserves to be bullied, please show your support for LGBTQ youth this #SpiritDay. 💜.”
— samsmith (@samsmith) October 15, 2020
A number of politicians also showed their support, including Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
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
Remember: NY 💜 you no matter your sexual orientation or gender identity. We have your back. 🏳️🌈
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) October 15, 2020
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 15, 2020
Check out more ways celebrities and television shows are celebrating Spirit Day below:
— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) October 15, 2020
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) October 15, 2020
— Alison Brie (@alisonbrie) October 15, 2020
Show LGBTQ youth that we’ve got their back – go purple now for #SpiritDay https://t.co/h7dR1U4cgo Demuestra tu apoyo para jóvenes LGBTQ. Usa morado o manda un mensaje para que puedan ver tus seguidores. #SpiritDay
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) October 15, 2020
— The Chicks (@thechicks) October 15, 2020
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 15, 2020
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) October 15, 2020
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) October 15, 2020
— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) October 15, 2020
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