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Spirit Day Oct 19th Wear Purple

By Charlotte Robinson, October 18, 2012
In 2010 teenager Brittany McMillan called on her friends to wear purple as a way to memorialize those who lost their lives to bullying. With the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) help, Spirit Day has since gained widespread support from celebrities, TV news & entertainment programs, corporations, organizations, schools, local communities & even national landmarks. Spirit Day coincides with GLSEN’s Ally Week, as well as National Bullying Prevention Month. This year gay teen Katy Butler has called on for President Obama & Governor Romney to wear purple on Friday. Earlier this year, Katy launched a Change.org petition to call on the MPAA to change the rating of the documentary BULLY. After the last presidential debates with Obama & Romney in each others’ face it would be refreshing to see them wear purple in support of Spirit Day. This year among the celebrities participating in Spirit Day are: Louis Van Amstel, Bryan Batt, Chaz Bono, Brandy, Bailey Buntain, Keenan Cahill, Kristin Cavallari, Margaret Cho, Andy Cohen, the cast of Days of Our Lives, the cast of Degrassi, Fran Drescher, Carmen Electra, Ray Ford, Fun., Stephen Fry, Renee Graziano, Kathy Griffin, Paris Hilton, Perez Hilton, Cheyenne Jackson, Peter Marc Jacobson, Avan Jogia, Kaya Jones, Keahu Kahuaui, Jennifer Knapp, Kara Laricks, Judith Light, Mario Lopez, Marlee Matlin, Lucia Mendez, Dean McDermott, Joel McHale, Maria Menounous, Justin Mikita, Cesar Milan, D.W. Moffett, Rita Moreno, Shay Mitchell, Sonja Morgan, Mary Murphy, Matt Nordgren, Shaquille O’Neal, Bernadette Peters, Melissa Peterman, Pauly D, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Cierra Ramirez, Charlotte Robinson, Sara Rue, SallyAnn Salsano, Lindsey Shaw, Gail Simmons, Freddie Smith, George Takei, Lea Thompson, Stephen Wallem, Marissa Winokur, Zack Pearlman, Molly Tarlov, Jessica Lu, Ashley Rickards, Jillian Rose Reed, Desi Lydic, Greer Grammer, Joey Pollari, Bubba, Kenny Santucci, Paula Meronek, Jasmine Reynaud, LaToya Jackson, Derek Chavez, Evan Starkman, Brandon Nelson, C.J., JD Ordonez, Preston Charles, Robb Schreiber, Wendy Williams, Marissa Winokur & Bruce Vilanch. So pull out your favorite purple fashion & go purple on October 19th.
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