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#SpiritDay: 19 Days of Action to stand up to bullying - Day 5

Now that you've taken the Spirit Day pledge to go purple in a stand against bullying, you can make a donation to support #SpiritDay! Help GLAAD keep the Spirit alive by donating $10.19 (or whatever you can) today.

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October 4, 2012

Poet Jade Foster Discusses THE REVIVAL, a Poetry Tour Showcasing Queer Women of Color

Jade Foster talks with GLAAD about empowering queer women of color with a voice through poetry as her project, THE REVIVAL, embarks on an international tour. Read More

Florida ACLU Launching First Pensacola LGBT Film Festival

The first ever Pensacola LGBT Film Festival will begin in Florida on Monday, October 8th. The ACLU of Florida is sponsoring the event in conjunction with other organizations, including GLAAD and The National Center for Lesbian Rights.Read More

Outfest's 8th Annual Legacy Awards Honor Zadan and Meron, Screen Historic Film

The 8th Annual Outfest Legacy Awards will be held at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on October 13. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be honored with the Visionary Award in recognition of their contributions to LGBT visibility in the arts and the media and the restored 1919 film 'Different From the Others' will screen.Read More

October 4, 2012

World Class Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz Comes Out

31 year-old featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, who represented Puerto Rico at the 2000 Olympic Games and is currently ranked 4th in the world, has come out as gay.

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Leading Catholic Theologian (and Colbert Report Chaplain) Supports #SpiritDay

James J. Martin, a leading Catholic theologian and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America, has tweeted his support for Spirit Day. Millions of Americans will be wearing purple on October 19 to speak out against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.Read More