Celine Dion, Halle Berry, Sam Smith And More Celebrate Spirit Day In Support Of LGBTQ+ Youth

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.”

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. 💜.”

A number of politicians also showed their support, including Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.

Check out more ways celebrities and television shows are celebrating Spirit Day below:

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