GLAAD Southern Stories will elevate the experiences of LGBT people in six of the nation's southern states. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT people thriving in the South, ongoing discrimination, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love, including stories of family, stories of faith, stories of sports, and stories of patriotism
Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old gay man and subject of a viral video showing the violent reaction of his family members after he came out to them, has been named to the Board of Directors of Lost-n-Found Youth in Atlanta.
Tampa, St, Petersburg, Orlando, and Miami Beach all file joint amicus Brief in support of the plaintiffs suing for same-sex marriage. Many popular LGBT towns are also joining to show their support Wilton Manors, Biscayne Park which is in Miami-Dade County, also the government of Broward County who had approved a same-sex marriage resolution in June.
The most important part of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual worldwide stand against anti-LGBT bullying, is youth. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) set the bar high for getting students and the folks who work with them to go purple.