Leading internet sites Facebook, Twitter and Google+ have united
in their support for Spirit Day - an annual event which marks LGBT
teens who have committed suicide.
The anniversary, which takes place on 20 October each year, also
reminds people to combat homophobic bullying.
This year's Spirit Day is particularly poignant as it follows the
latest LGBT suicide - that of Jamie Hubley.
Other technology giants including Yahoo!, AT&T, HP, Comcast
and Viacom have also backed the cause, which was started by
Canadian teenager Brittany McMillan in 2010.
Users looking to show their own support can visit the Spirit Day
Page, sponsored by GLAAD, to download anti-bullying resources and
tint their own profile photos purple.
There are also options to tint other social profile pictures
purple, such as Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr.