PURPLE HAZE

Violet Tendencies: Queerty Is Purple For Spirit Day!

It’s Spirit Day, when millions of LGBT people and their allies don purple in solidarity with young LGBT kids.  Participants include members of the NBA, WNBA, NHL, NFL, NASCAR and Major League Baseball, as well as Ricky Martin, Dianna Agron, Perez Hilton, Bernadette Peters, Ian McKellen, Rita Moreno, Wendy Williams, George Takei, the “Fabulous Las Vegas” sign and the New York Stock Exchange. (Spirit Day Ambassador Katy Butler even asked Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to join in)

As you can see, Queerty has changed color for the occasion—Have you? Send your Spirit Day photos to  [email protected] and we’ll publish them!

Below, Spirit Day founder Brittany McMillan discusses the campaign at the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards in August.