Jill Zarin, star of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City, has announced she'll wear purple on Spirit Day in support of gay teens.

“I will be wearing purple this Wednesday,” Zarin said.

The campaign encourages people to wear purple and turn their Twitter and Facebook profiles purple to remember gay teens who have been bullied to death.

“No child should be the victim of bullying, and as parents, we need to teach our children that everyone deserves to be accepted for who they are,” Zarin added.

The grassroots campaign has its roots in social media. Nearly a million and a half people at the Facebook event page R.I.P.;; In memory of the recent suicides due to gay abuse, wear purple have signaled their participation. A second event page, Spirit Day, A GLOBAL Day of Remembering, has also attracted thousands.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is also urging people to turn their Facebook and Twitter photos purple.

“I will be wearing purple on Spirit Day,” Jarrett Barrios, president of GLAAD, said in a statement. “The tragic suicides of our youth have started an important dialogue among Americans about the dangers of bullying, and now is the time to show our children that millions of Americans accept and value them regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”