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- Last week, GLAAD partnered with a number of celebrities, corporations, media outlets, schools and local, national and faith-based organizations for Spirit Day 2011. On Spirit Day, millions of Americans wore purple in support of LGBT youth and to take stand against bullying. This year’s Spirit Day was widely successful and even received support and recognition from the White House.
- GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media team recently trained the writers, producers and co-hosts of Noche de Perros (Guys Night Out), which airs on TeleFutura, a part of Univision Network. The training consisted of a discussion about terminology choices and the potential challenges and opportunities that arise from comedic representations of LGBT people.
- GLAAD’s Religion, Faith and Values team worked with Methodists In a New Direction (MIND) to help launch We do! Methodists Living Marriage Equality, an initiative that unified 900 United Methodists in support of marriage equality.
President Barack Obama honored Janice Langbehn last week with the Presidential Citizens Medal in recognition of her work to secure hospital visitation protections for all couples. GLAAD brought Janice’s story to the New York Times in 2009, and it’s that same article that caught the President’s eye. Shortly after the story was published, President Obama called Janice to personally apologize for the way her family was treated and pledged to sign a memorandum that would extend hospital visitation protections to all families. GLAAD also nominated Janice for the President’s honor.
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GLAAD in the News:
ABC News-Hollywood Goes Purple for Spirit Day
Broadway World- Ricky Martin, Karen Olivo to Take Part in GLAAD Spirit Day Today
CNN-Wear purple today to support gay rights
Dallas Voice-Today is National Spirit Day
Gather- Adam Lambert Shows Support for ‘Spirit Day’
Global Grind-Russell Simmons, Al Sharpton, Naya Rivera & More Stand Up For GLAAD (VIDEO)
Huffington Post-Facebook Turning Purple For LGBT Spirit Day
Huffington Post-Take a Stand Against Gay Bullying
Instinct Magazine-White House, NBA, MTV, Times Square Jumbotron, LAX Gateways All Went Purple For LGBT #SpiritDay
International Business Times- Zachary Quinto is Gay; Who Else Has Come Out This Year?
International Business Times-Hillary Clinton, Countless Celebrities 'Go Purple' for Spirit Day [VIDEO]
Lez Get Real-News Casters Wear Purple For Spirit Day
LGBT Weekly-Spirit Day promotes LGBT equality and spreads anti-bullying message
Miami Herald- GLAAD: Millions 'going purple' against bullying for Spirit Day on Thursday
NYU Local-Celebrate LGBT Spirit Day Tomorrow
Outtake Online-Wear Purple For Spirit Day October 20th
Passport Magazine-Wear Purple Tomorrow to Show Support for Gay Americans
Patch.com-Help Paint Our World Purple
PerezHilton.com- Facebook Encouraging Us To Purple-fy Profile Pictures For Spirit Day!
Philadelphia Magazine-Gay Man Still Faces Deportation
PopCrush-Today’s Best Tweets: Stars Celebrate GLAAD Spirit Day
Queerty.com-Why Did GLAAD Pick Purple As The Color To Wear For Spirit Day?
Radar Online- Purple Pride: Americans Unite To Fight Gay Bullying On Spirit Day
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News- SDGLN exclusive: Media playing key role in messaging and mobilizing for equal rights globally
San Diego Gay & Lesbian News-LGBT Spirit Day celebrated from San Diego to across the nation
SFGate.com- Shaq teams up with GLAAD and Warriors President Rick Welts
SheWired.com-Spirit Day 2011: SheWired’s Going Purple to Support LGBT Youth
SLAM Online- Shaquille O'Neal Joins Fight Against Bullying of Gays, Lesbians
Starpulse.com-Exclusive! Dj Pauly D Supports GLAAD
The New Civil Rights Movement-Spirit Day: White House Goes Purple To Show Support For LGBT Youth
WSHM-TV/CBS Springfield-‘Go purple’ Thursdays for LGBT youth
Yahoo! News-Stars Celebrate Spirit Day
Zap2It.com-Spirit Day 2011: Join Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert and more in taking a stand against bullying