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GLAAD Spirit Day

CBS is proud to participate in GLAAD's 10th annual #SpiritDay and will be 'going purple' on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

Millions of Americans and citizens throughout the world will wear purple on #SpiritDay in a stand against bullying and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth.

Did you know that 8 out of 10 LGBTQ students reported experiencing harassment frequently in school? It's important to remind these youth, as well as their parents and peers, that they are appreciated and supported.

GLAAD is working to engage the participation of leading figures in the entertainment industry, as well as media outlets, organizations, corporations, schools and local communities.

In 2010, high school student Brittany McMillan had the idea to wear purple on #SpiritDay to show support for her LGBTQ friends. Soon and with GLAAD's help, millions caught on to the idea, including the casts of the The Talk, Today Show, and other broadcast TV shows among dozens of other celebrities, corporations and media outlets - even The Obama White House participated by going purple in support of LGBTQ youth on Facebook and Twitter.

You can show your support this year simply by wearing purple on #SpiritDay (Oct. 17th) and speaking out about how everyone should be accepted for who they are.

How can I participate?

Wear purple on October 17th: Visit the #SpiritDay site to find out how to participate online and offline. By wearing purple, you can show support for LGBTQ youth and fellow employees.
Learn more about issues facing LGBTQ youth: Visit the #SpiritDay site for information and resources on combatting anti- LGBTQ bullying.

Share your support: Start a conversation about why you're wearing purple on October 17th or share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #SpiritDay.

Shoot a video on set with cast showing their support of LGBTQ youth: Take a stand against bullying and send a strong message of support to youth across the country with a short video.

Last year, many shows simply shot a quick video on set during down time. If you send raw footage, GLAAD can edit on their end and send back to you for approval before posting.

Here's THE MCCARTHY'S 2014 #SpiritDay video:

For more information visit:

Earlier Event: October 6
Out 4 Undergrad
Later Event: October 17
Entertainment Media Mixer Los Angeles