Today is Spirit Day, and millions of people across the country are wearing purple - offline and online - to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to take an important stand against bullying. (To 'go purple' on Facebook, Twitter, etc., please click here.)
Included among them is Craig Casey, Jr., an openly gay track athlete - now in college - who made headlines after writing about his own experience with bullying while attending high school in a suburb of Philadelphia. This morning, Craig sat down for an interview with Ron Corning on News 8 Daybreak. The interview aired at 6:20 a.m. CST on WFAA-8, the local ABC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. Ron did a great job with this interview, and he also wore purple for Spirit Day - thanks, Ron!
Before the segment aired, Bonnie and Whitney from the show Big Rich Texas gave a shout out for GET AMPED! Dallas-Fort Worth, a 5K walk/race tonight that will benefit the work of GLAAD. If you live in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and would like to register for the walk/race, please click here. The walk/race kicks off tonight at 7:00 p.m. CST at 3505 Maple Ave. in Dallas.
We are extremely grateful to WFAA for raising the visibility of both Spirt Day and GET AMPED! Dallas-Fort Worth.