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‘Spirit Day 2012′ Unites Celebs, Local Communities In Fight Against Bullying

Carolina and John
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Seeing a lot of purple today? You’re not imagining it.

Friday is Spirit Day, in which participants around the country wear purple to take a stand against bullying. CBS 2’s John Elliott and TV 10-55’s Carolina Bermudez were among the folks taking part in the movement by showing their spirit on television this morning.

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The color is worn to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

In 2011, celebs like Ricky Martin, Oprah Winfrey, Chaz Bono joined countless other big names (including the casts of Glee, Degrassi, Jersey Shore and the hosts of CBS’ The Talk) joined the movement by wearing purple.

It’s easy to share your support. Put on your favorite purple clothing item and share a picture of yourself on Facebook or Twitter (using hashtag #SpiritDay).