WATCH: On Spirit Day, Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle Talks About Bullying, Staying Strong

In honor of Spirit Day, Lee Thompson—better known as Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle—talked with GLAAD about his own experiences being bullied and his message to LGBT youth to remain proud of who they are.

Lee and Honey are both wearing purple today—are you?