Posts by Alexandra Bolles, Senior Strategist, Campaigns & External Engagement

Canadian Olympic Committee builds #OneTeam to stand up for LGBT youth, athletes, community

“The Canadian Olympic Committee is setting the standard for LGBT-inclusion in sports by leveling the playing field for all athletes,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By cementing its commitment to LGBT athletes and fans through new partnerships and critical resources, the COC is sending the message that supporting equality is the winning attitude.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay

“I’m proud to be gay, I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, wrote in a Bloomberg Businessweek editorial, published this morning.

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PHOTOS & VID: GLAAD and NASDAQ start new day for LGBT youth

"How appropriate it is that we conclude this 24 hours of standing up for LGBT youth - Spirit Day 2014 - not at the end of a day, but at the beginning of a new one. "

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Viacom, its channels and stars rock purple for LGBT youth on #spiritday

Viacom and its channels, including MTV, Logo TV, VH1, TV Land, BET, Tr3s, Comedy Central, and CMT, thoroughly rocked purple on air and off for LGBT youth in a strong stand against bullying for GLAAD's Spirit Day yesterday.

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CNBC is in the business of equality, stands up for LGBT youth on #spiritday

Members of the CNBC team got involved worldwide in seemingly countless ways, helping NBCUniversal create a global sea of purple for LGBT youth on Spirit Day

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The Today show, The View, GMA among morning shows to stand against bullying for #spiritday

Support for LGBT youth started bright and early this morning nationwide, and in multiple languages, with The Today show, The View, Good Morning America, The Talk, Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo, and more.

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Bi youth and groups are integral to ending anti-LGBT bullying and #spiritday

On Spirit Day, it's important to remember that anti-LGBT bullying is an issue that strongly impacts young people who are bisexual. Indeed, leading bi advocates and organizations have gone purple to stand up for LGBT youth everywhere.

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VIDEO: Coca-Cola wants LGBT youth to "live positively" with the help of #spiritday

"We want to stand with our family and our friends and the LGBT community in support of anyone and everyone who has ever been bullied," says Borders, who refers to Coca-Cola as one of the most inclusive brands.

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