GLAAD is circulating a release trumpeting the success of Spirit Day, where everyone is encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness about LGBT bullying and suicides. Lots of people are participating in today’s fashion Olympics, relays the org, including the hosts of The View and The Talk (as if these two panels of ladies weren’t similar enough); Ryan Seacrest, some Kardashian, and the E! network’s website (purple headlines!); Darren Hayes, Wilson Cruz, Chely Wright, and Ilene Chaiken (purple-izing their Facebook and Twitter photos); and “Kathie Lee + Hoda on Good Morning America” (though I’m pretty sure they are Today show anchors, not ABC employees). Oh, and Ellen DeGeneres, who welcomed Ft. Worth Councilman Joel Burns (and his mama) on the show today, where he shares that he tried committing suicide.
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