This morning, millions of Americans woke up to turn on their televisions, and were greeted by morning news and entertainment hosts sporting purple. It was a good way to start Spirit Day off in America.
This year Spirit Day's anti-bullying message reached beyond the borders of the United States, inspiring individuals across the globe to go purple in support of LGBT youth who are the victims of bullying.
"While every candidate running for President doesn't agree with us on issues of equality and acceptance for all LGBT people, certainly we can all agree that no kid deserves to be bullied or harassed simply for being who they are,"
Sarah McBride, a transgender woman and political activist, is featured in a campaign with the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights to raise awareness to the D.C.'s civil rights laws that protect women in the workplace.
At GLAAD's first ever international board meeting in London last week, GLAAD heard from Bisi Alimi, the founder of the Bisi Alim Foundation, an LGBT advocacy organization that works to drive a more inclusive legislation and cultural environment for LGBT Nigerians through research, training, campaigning, and advocacy.
On the morning that GLAAD announced the expansion of its commitment to global LGBT work, the organization sat down with 22 UK-based LGBT advocacy organizations and leaders to hear the work that is being done, and spark ideas for possible collaboration.
Responding to news that Pope Francis met with anti-LGBT activist Kim Davis during his recent trip to the United States, GLAAD continued its call for Pope Francis to listen to LGBT Catholics and families.