Celebrities on Wednesday joined to support Spirit Day, the day people are urged to wear purple and turn their Twitter and Facebook profiles purple to remember gay teens who have been bullied to death.

E! News anchors Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic, along with E! News Now anchors Amy Paffrath and Melana Scantlin, will wear purple on the air today.

Several stars – including television personality Khloe Kardashian, actress Alyssa Milano, country singer Chely Wright, Real L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and openly gay actor Wilson Cruz – have joined with GLAAD to share messages of support for gay teens.

“I will be wearing purple this Wednesday,” said Jill Zarin, star of Bravo's Real Housewives of New York City. “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.”

In his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns will be wearing purple. A video of Burns' emotional speech to his fellow lawmakers on gay teens committing suicide has gone viral.