By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com October 20 2011 8:23 AM ET
Millions of Americans, including Chaz Bono, Cyndi Lauper, Julianne Moore, and Mia Farrow, will observe tomorrow, October 20, as Spirit Day and wear purple clothing as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying.
The movement was launched last year by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to an epidemic of young people who took their own lives as a result of bullying. Tomorrow individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals, and celebrities will wear purple — the symbol of spirit on the rainbow flag.
It's easy to get participate. Here are a few easy-to-follow suggestions:
Create a purple photo for Facebook. Click here for instructions.
Create a purple photo for Twitter. Click here for instructions.
For more information on how you can get involved, visit GLAAD.org.
Watch Chaz Bono, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Naya Rivera, and Shaquille O'Neal speak out against bullying in the video below, as well as other celebrities on the following pages.Watch Mario Lopez, Sandra Lee, Vinny Guadagnino, Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott, and Dustin Lance Black encourage viewers to accept each other's differences and end bullying.