Hulu Celebrates #SpiritDay, Highlights LGBT Programs

Hulu today joined GLAAD, dozens of media companies, and millions of Americans in 'going purple' for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender(LGBT) youth.

You can take part in Spirit Day right now by turning your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures purple

Hulu's home page includes a special selection of TV shows which "value acceptance and speak out against bullying."  Hulu includes current hits like Glee, Modern Family, and The New Normal, as well as classics like Tales of the City and the original British version of Queer as Folk.  They've also include a popular web series about a young lesbian living in New York City called Anyone But Me.

 

 

 

Check out the other tech companies who are participating including Tumblr, Facebook, Yahoo!, StumbleUpon, and Mobli! They will all feature Spirit Day along with celebrities including Glee’s Dianna Agron, Wendy Williams, Joel McHale, Shaquille O’Neal, Shay Mitchell and landmarks such as Times Square and the New York Stock Exchange.

Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth by participating in Spirit Day today. To get involved, simply go purple today as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are accepted for who they are. You can download GLAAD’s Spirit Day resource kit which contains tools to get your local community involved.Spirit Day participants can also spread the word and tell their friends they’re standing up against bullying, download the Spirit Day app for iPhone and Android, and text PURPLE to 80888 to donate $5 to support the important work GLAAD, GLSEN and The Trevor Project do every day to end bullying and support LGBT youth. Another way to celebrate Spirit Day is to encourage the presidential candidates to come out against bullying by signing a new petition asking them to wear purple today and visit the American Apparel #SpiritDay store to get your own purple gear with a 10% discount and 10% of proceeds going to GLAAD.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.