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Happy Spirit Day!
You may have noticed that Oprah.com got a makeover with a purple twist. That's because, along with GLAAD, we're celebrating Spirit Day, a national day to support LGBT youth and stand up to prejudice and bullying. We'll be wearing purple all day and celebrating with special Spirit Day activities on our Facebook page.
Then, on October 27, we'll be hosting a special two-part event. Programming kicks off at 9/8c with Oprah's Next Chapter: "Gay Hollywood." Oprah will be sitting down with comedian Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky, winner of an Emmy for his work on Scandal, to discuss their experiences as gay individuals in the entertainment industry.
Following Oprah's Next Chapter, at 10/9c, we'll be airing the premiere of Bridegroom, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's documentary about Shane Bitney Crone and his journey to honor his late partner, Thomas Bridegroom.
Below, Shane explains why wearing purple today is so important.