Today, millions of people are taking a stand against bullying by going purple and showing their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Since 2010, people have been wearing purple on Oct. 16, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Celebrities like Oprah and Laverne Cox are "going purple." Even the White House is celebrating.
“By recognizing National Bullying Prevention Month and lighting in purple for Spirit Day, the world’s most famous office building is supporting countless kids across the world,” GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, said in posted news on GLAAD’s website. “At a time when eight in 10 LGBT youth are harassed at school, it’s critical that we let them know it is okay to be who you are.”
Listen to these people share their stories and help take part in the #spiritday movement.