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Stars Speak Up on Spirit Day, Against LGBTQ Bullies: ‘Take a Stand’

Laverne Cox, Kate Walsh, Sean Hayes, Celine Dion and more go purple

It’s Spirit Day, and dozens of celebrities are speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth by wearing purple and sharing it online.

Pledging to “go purple” is a way to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth, who are disproportionately bullied and harassed because of their identities. More than 57 percent of LGBTQ youth feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation, and the same number did not report instances of bullying because they doubted intervention, according to GLAAD.

You, too, can take the pledge online, spread awareness on your social channels, and wear purple in solidarity.

Stars like Laverne Cox, Kate Walsh, Sean Hayes, Celine Dion, Sia, Tatiana Maslany and several more have all gone purple to show their support. See more celebrities going purple here: