Telemundo, Univision Supporting #SpiritDay

Spirit Day is in four days, on Friday October 19, and we at GLAAD are thrilled with the number of organizations, companies and celebrities joining the campaign.

Add to them Spanish-language network Telemundo, which has joined the Spirit Day campaign. The hosts of their daily entertainment show “Al Rojo Vivo” (which also participated last year) have already confirmed that they will wear purple on Friday to symbolize opposition to bullying and support of LGBT youth. On Univision, popular personality Rodner Figueroa will be wearing purple as he did last year. Rodner also gave a personal and heartfelt on-air explanation of Spirit Day on “El Gordo y la Flaca,” one of the two shows on which he’s a regular. Padrisimo Magazine will also be participating, as they did last year.

We are so proud of the talented folks in Spanish-language media who have already committed to participating and we know many more to follow. When you are young and gay or transgender, it can be hard to find support, or to even talk about your life with family. By participating in Spirit Day and sending a very public message of support and against bullying, these amazing, talented folks are making a world of difference in the lives of many.

Stay tuned for updates on Latino celebrity participants for this year’s Spirit Day, and check out our blog from last year about Latino media and celebrity participation on Spirit Day. To find out how to go purple in support of LGBT youth, visit http://www.glaad.org/spiritday Stay tuned for updates on Latino celebrity participants for this year’s Spirit Day, and check out our blog from last year about Latino media and celebrity participation on Spirit Day. To find out how to go purple in support of LGBT youth, visit http://www.glaad.org/spiritday

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