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Troye Sivan, Laverne Cox, Bebe Rexha, and More to Wear Purple for GLAAD #SpiritDay

The annual campaign aims to prevent bullying and show support for LGBTQ youth nationwide.

A star-studded lineup of out celebs and prominent allies—including Britney Spears, Laverne Cox, Troye Sivan, Kim Petras, Bebe Rexha, and MJ Rodriguez, to name just a few—have teamed up to lend their voice to GLAAD's 2018 Spirit Day campaign.

The initiative, which began in 2010 and coincides with National Bullying Prevention Month, occurs every year on October 18. Supporters are asked to wear purple to show their solidarity with LGBTQ youth around the country, since some 85.2% of queer youth report being verbally harassed at school—and more than 57% report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.

“Spirit Day is a day of national importance that highlights the serious issue of bullying and its disproportionate impact on LGBTQ youth,” GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “It also sends powerful messages of support, letting LGBTQ and other marginalized youth know that they are not alone, something sorely needed in our culture today.”

A handful of major cable TV networks, including MTV, VH1, and Logo, will also be changing their on-air logos to purple to honor the occasion.

Visit GLAAD's website to learn more about this year's campaign, and let us know: Will you be wearing purple this Thursday?

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