This Jerzday, We Fistpump While Doing Spirit Fingers in Purple Shirts! Join Us

Photo: Maci Bookout, Vinny Guadagnino, Sammi Giancola, Jillian Rose Reed (Getty Images)

Sammi and Vinny are sending off quite a few things this Thursday (October 18). For one, they’re saying ciao to Italy–their wrecked Fiats, their gig at the pizza parlor, their Italian-English dictionaries. Stateside, they’re aiming to send-off LGBT bullying once and for all alongside Teen Mom and Awkward. cast members–all decked in purple–for GLAAD’s Spirit Day!

Started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives, Spirit Day is back in 2011 and it’s only getting bigger, stronger, and purpler! Wearing purple on Thursday symbolizes support for LGBT people and against bullying of LGBT teens. Teen Mom‘s Farrah Abraham, Tyler Baltierra, Maci Bookout and Catelynn Lowell, Awkward.‘s Jillian Rose Reed, Nikki Deloach, Matthew Fahey, Greer Grammer, Jessica Lu, Desi Lydic, and Beau Mirchoff, as well as MTV2′s Matt Pinfield, Charlamagne, and DJ Envy will join Ricky Martin, Chaz Bono, Conan O’Brien, Dr. Drew, Steve-O, Andy Cohen, and many others in recognizing the day.

On MTV, the on-air logo as well as Facebook, Twitter, and MTV.com logos will go purple. MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams logos are going purple. The networks’ jumbotron in Times Square will go purple. EVEN OUR VERY OWN MTV ACT LOGO IS GOING PURPLE! Hayyy. Now, for deets on how to join us…

Join us, and go purple on #SpiritDay:

+ Wear purple. (If you need wardrobe inspiration, look no further than Ke$ha.)

+ Turn your online avatars purple! Use this Facebook or Twitter twibbon. You can turn your phone and Google+/Tumblr accounts purple, too!

+ Start a conversation and download an Amplify Your Voice resource kit.

+ Pledge by taking action below!

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Go Purple!

Go Purple!

Go purple this #SpiritDay!

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Why Spirit Day?

Why Spirit Day?

Learn more about #SpiritDay and why you should go purple.