The casts of two of the most anticipated studio films of the year – The Craft: Legacy and Happiest Season – both came out in a big way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying!
To kick things off, the cast of The Craft: Legacy posted an inspirational spooky video featuring the bewitching quartet of Cailee Spaeny, Lovie Simone, Gideon Adlon, and transgender actress Zoey Luna the night before Spirit Day to remind folks to wear purple on Thursday!
— The Craft (@thecraftmovie) October 14, 2020
Michelle Monaghan, who co-stars in The Craft: Legacy, found Spirit Day reflected in the most simple and beautiful ways.
— Michelle Monaghan (@realmonaghan) October 15, 2020
The Craft: Legacy cast member Julian Grey joined on Twitter by uplifting his cast members voices.
— Julian Grey (@itsjuliangrey) October 15, 2020
While starring cast member Zoey Luna (a transgender actress who plays a transgender teen member of the coven) and writer/director Zoey Lister-Jones opted for more traditional Spirit Day messages by going purple in their Instagram stories.
Happiest Season, a holiday film from the incredible Clea DuVall, comes out next month and stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as girlfriends who head home to the suburbs for Christmas. The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Dan Levy, Mary Holland, Aubrey Plaza, and more! And the whole cast showed how much they care with some incredible Spirit Day posts!
— Happiest Season (@HappiestSeason) October 15, 2020
I love me some purple. But especially today.
— Sarayu Blue (@sarayublue) October 15, 2020
We’ve got your back. Today we wear purple to show our support, but we are here to stand with you every single day against bullying. #SpiritDay
— Burl Moseley (@BurlMoseley) October 15, 2020
And in what’s pretty much one of the cutest Spirit Day posts of all time, brother and sister Asiyih and Anis N’Dobe, who play siblings in the movie, shared these awesome pics!
— Asiyih N’Dobe (@AsiyihNDobe) October 15, 2020
— Anis N’Dobe (@AnisNDobe) October 15, 2020
About Spirit Day
Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth.
Presenting partners Delta Air Lines, Kellogg Company, and Target, official partners Amazon, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the New York City Council, and Skittles, as well as community partners Kirkland & Ellis, NBA & WNBA will all participate in 2020 Spirit Day.
In 2020, Spirit Day takes on a renewed importance due to the unprecedented challenges facing LGBTQ youth. This year, many LGBTQ youth are beginning the school year at home and are unable to attend in-person meetings of Gay-Straight Alliances, Gender-Sexuality Alliances or on-campus college LGBTQ organizations. Some LGBTQ youth may be confined to a home environment that may be unsupportive or abusive. Calls to The Trevor Project’s hotline for LGBTQ youth have at times more than doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
This year, Spirit Day is on October 15, 2020. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you’ve got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.