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Céline Dion Covers 'Purple Rain' to Celebrate Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth


"Let it rain purple on #SpiritDay as we take a stand together against bullying."

To celebrate GLAAD's Spirit Day, which was created to be "a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ young people," Celine Dion covered Prince's 1984 hit "Purple Rain."

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Purple is the official color of Spirit Day, and celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Elizabeth Warren and Laverne Cox are getting in on the violet fun. Dion explained in a Facebook post, in both English and French: "Let it rain purple on #SpiritDay as we take a stand together against bullying, and to support LGBTQ youth!"

Watch her empowering performance, below.

"With hate crimes on the rise, discriminatory legislation popping up around the country, and an administration that is actively working against the LGBTQ community, Spirit Day is needed now more than ever," said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. "LGBTQ youth already experience disproportionate rates of bullying, and the current social and political climate only adds to that. But when people 'go purple' and take a stand on Spirit Day, it sends a resounding message to LGBTQ youth that they are loved and valued."

This year marks the first time since 2011 that the White House has not participated in the holiday. To figure out how you can get involved, visit

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