Here’s a feel good story in an era where there seem to be too few.
Each year, on-air media personalities participate in Glaad’s Spirit Day campaign by wearing purple in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people.
Spirit Day 2018 just so happens to be today, Oct. 18.
A number of TV newsers are participating in this event once again, led by CNBC, which is traditionally one of the most high-profile participants in Spirit Day since it began in 2010.
The CNBC logo will appear in purple all day on-air, on CNBC.com and on social media. CNBC employees in offices across the world will also receive purple wristbands and T-shirts.
“CNBC has been a strong supporter of Spirit Day since day one and now, from the U.S. to London to Singapore, CNBC is once again raising the bar for the industry’s participation,” said Glaad president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Hearing the respected anchors and reporters speak about Spirit Day sends a much needed message of inclusion to LGBTQ people, parents of LGBTQ youth and other allies around the world.”
Let’s go Purple! Proud to be wearing #Purple for #SpiritDay – together we can take a stand against bullying and show solidarity with LGBT community @adamsreed @CNBCJulianna @CNBCi @cnbcipr pic.twitter.com/sDuhBwWWaa
— Joumanna Bercetche (@CNBCJou) October 18, 2018
Wearing purple for #SpiritDay with @EmilyCNBC and @CNBCi #StandAgainstBullying pic.twitter.com/PvbIM9HaKX
— Chery Kang (@cherykang) October 18, 2018
Here’s who else has been seen rocking purple today on-air:
Hoy nos vestimos de morado en apoyo a las víctimas del acoso y a los jóvenes de la comunidad #LGBTQ 🏳️🌈#SpiritDay pic.twitter.com/bpHanb3C3R
— Despierta América (@despiertamerica) October 18, 2018
The Today show trio of Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin:
The Good Morning America co-hosts:
.@GMA goes purple for #SpiritDay to support LGBTQ youth! pic.twitter.com/SMPenYcmTQ
— GLAAD (@glaad) October 18, 2018
John Berman and Erica Hill from CNN New Day:
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi gave Spirit Day a shout out:
Today is #SpiritDay. 85% of LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed and nearly half experience cyberbullying. I am taking a stand against bullying #prideNBCU
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) October 18, 2018
Additionally, Fox & Friends trio of Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy rocked purple this morning.