More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Join Spirit Day This Thursday, Tell Us Your Story About Being an LGBT Latino/a
Spirit Day is quickly approaching and GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media Team invites you share your stories of how you overcame a difficult situation related to acceptance. We plan to highlight some of the submitted stories on GLAAD Blog the week leading up to and after Spirit Day on October 20. Providing your stories will help amplify the stories of LGBT and ally voices of color that often go unheard.
Already Ricky Martin, Kate del Castillo and Telemundo News have committed to participating. Padrisimo Magazine turned their masthead purple in honor of Spirit Day. Many others will participate, and you should too.
Make Your Voice Heard:
1). Tell us your story! Tell us how you persevered through a difficult situation related to acceptance. Tell us about the person or people (for example, your family, friends, teachers, mentors) who supported and helped you at a critical time in your life. You can write about any event or person that is important to you, but please try not to exceed 500 words. Send your story and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org :
2). Submit your video: Tell us why you're participating on Spirit Day and why you're going purple. Click here to submit your video.
We will try to publish as many of the stories as possible on our blog, so please let us know if there is any information you do not feel comfortable with us sharing. To participate send your stories and photos to email@example.com