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.
Latino Celebs Going Purple for #SpiritDay This Year
This year’s Spirit Day participants will include more Latino celebrities than in previous years! Because of their participation, Spirit Day’s message of support for LGBT youth and against bullying is spreading beyond the U.S.’s borders and into other parts of the world, making a difference in so many people's lives.
Among the participants from the Spanish-speaking world are previous GLAAD Media Award recipients Lucía Méndez and Christian Chávez. Also joining them are Gabriel Valenzuela, Laura León, Mario Cimarro, Diego Schoening, RoBA, Andrés Cuervo, Marjorie De Souza, Vanessa Villela, Mariana Seoane, and Edith Márquez. Univision's Marisa Del Portillo and fashion journalist Rodner Figueroa are also going purple this year.
— Diego Schoening (@DiegoSchoening) October 16, 2012
And of course we can't forget the Latino celebrities from the U.S. English-language media world, notable for sending a positive message to their millions of Latino fans (and certainly non-Latino fans), including Rita Moreno, Mario Lopez, Perez Hilton (Spirit Day Ambassador), Cesar Milan, and Cierra Ramírez.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage