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Soap Stars Come Out Against LGBTQ Bullying on Spirit Day

Cait Fairbanks and Camryn Grimes

Cait Fairbanks and Camryn Grimes

The Young and the Restless and its sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, came out and showed support for LGBTQ youth for this year's annual Spirit Day. The event was first created in 2010 by Canadian teen Brittany McMillan in response to many gay students that same year that dealt with public bullying-related suicides. Spirit Day is observed on the third Thursday in October by allies of the LGBTQ community wearing purple.

B&B stars Scott Clifton (Liam Spencer), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Thorsten Kaye (Ridge Forrester) showed their solidarity with their purple shirts on with the phrase "I'm against bullying" spelled out on the shirt.

Across the hall, Y&R vets Beth Maitland (Traci Abbott) and Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) were pictured in purple and gave their support with the caption, 

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It’s #SpiritDay! Go purple with #YR to take a stand against bullying and to support LGBTQ youth!

Y&R's only same-sex couples played by Cait Fairbanks (Tessa) and Camryn Grimes (Mariah) had a message for youngsters on this day. Watch the video below.