Plenty of celebrities took a stand against the bullying of LGBTQ youth on Thursday by showing their support for Spirit Day.
Spirit Day is an annual LGBTQ awareness day observed on the third Thursday in October. Each year, people wear purple on Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. According to GLAAD, pledging to "go purple" is a way for everyone -- global and local brands and companies, world leaders, celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends -- to visibly show solidarity with youth and to take part in the largest, most visible LGBTQ anti-bullying campaign in the world.
Celine Dion rocked her purple on Thursday, tweeting out a heartwarming picture with her 9-year-old twins, Nelson and Eddy. The twins wore white beanies that when put together, reads Spirit Day in purple.
"We're going purple in solidarity with @glaad #SpiritDay!" the singer captioned the picture. "I encourage all of you to join us and take a stand against anti-LGBTQ bullying."
A number of politicians also showed their support, including Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo.
This #SpiritDay — and every day — we must stand up to hate and intolerance. It’s up to all of us to ensure every young person is affirmed and accepted just as they are — regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Happy #SPIRITDay from the Queerest #StarTrek ever! We LOVE you. We SEE you and you’re PERFECT, just as you were made. As Maya Angelou said “Your crown has been bought & paid for. All YOU have to do is put it on your head and wear it.” @startrekcbs https://t.co/zGxrMjU4Xl