Dianna Agron, Reba McEntire and
Shaquille O'Neal are among the celebrities going purple for Spirit
Friday's show of support for efforts to
combat the bullying of LGBT teens also included landmarks such as
Times Square, JFK and LAX airports, the New York Stock Exchange and
the Welcome to Las Vegas sign taking on a purplish hue.
Many morning news hosts are also
participating, including those at CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning
America, TODAY and Live! With Kelly and Michael.
The icons on the White House's official
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages were turned purple.
All major professional sports teams are
also participating, including NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS, WWE and
NASCAR. All MLB teams turned their team twitter photos purple.
“From sports leagues to faith
institutions to national monuments, schools and celebrities, millions
of Americans will unite this week in an extraordinary show of support
for LGBT youth and in a stand against bullying,” said GLAAD
President Herndon Graddick. “At at time when 8 out of 10 LGBT
youth report being harassed at school, it's now more important than
ever that we let every young person know that it's okay to be who you