WWE Superstar Darren Young has released
a video in support of Spirit Day.
The 4th annual Spirit Day
supports efforts to combat the bullying of LGBT teens.
“It's time for a change so take a
stand against bullying by supporting @glaad #SpiritDay OCT 17 @WWE,”
Young messaged earlier this week to his nearly 300,000 followers on
Young also tweeted a video in support
of Thursday's events.
“What's up everyone, it's D Young,”
Young says in
the video. “And I know that no one likes to be bullied just
because [of] who they are. Together we can make a difference. To
learn more, visit GLAAD.org/SpiritDay.”
Young came out gay in August, becoming
the WWE's first openly gay wrestler.
In an interview with Today's
Matt Lauer, Young explained his motivations for coming out.
“I feel by coming out I'm going to
make a big difference in a lot of people's lives,” he said. “I've
been suppressing these feelings for so long in my life, you know, I'm
going to be 30 on November 2, and I just need to be happy. Until the
day I'm six feet under, I will always say I want to be happy, and I'm
“I have the best of both worlds. I'm
in love, and I wrestle for one of the greatest organizations in the
world, the WWE, and I'm a lucky man,” he added.