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.
Lance Bass on 'The Ricki Lake Show': National Coming Out Day Should Be National Asking Day Too
Lance Bass appeared on The Ricki Lake Show this past week where he discussed coming out and his desire to help others. Today, the show posted a new behind-the-scenes clip where Bass says he feels that National Coming Out Day should also be National Asking Day citing that had his parents talked to him earlier and let him know they would still love and accept him, he would have come out much earlier in his life. Check out the clip below.
Make your voice heard on The Ricki Lake Show Facebook page question: "Agree or Disagree: “National Coming Out Day should also be National Asking Day.” You can also retweet Ricki’s message of LGBT support here, “Happy
#NationalComingOutDay YOU are strong enough to be who YOU are! YOU ARE NOT ALONE love you :)) xoxo #LGBT”. The Ricki Lake Show YouTube Channel has additional clips of Lance’s interview up now including his advice for those struggling to come out and his own decision to come out.
Spirit Day ambassador Shane Bitney Crone also visited Ricki last week to talk about Bridegroom, the documentary based on the emotional journey of Bitney Crone and his partner Tom Bridegroom whose life was tragically cut short. Bitney Crone’s video about their relationship, “It Could Happen to You,” posted on YouTube on the anniversary of Tom’s death went viral and caught the heart and attention of Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and the project’s Kickstarter broke funding records.
Take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth by participating in Spirit Day on Friday, October 19. To get involved, simply take the pledge to “go purple” on October 19 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 that they’re standing up against bullying 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.