Caleb Orozco, an out gay man and an advocate for LGBT acceptance in Belize, is challenging Section 53 of the Belize criminal code that sentences a person to 10 years in prison for being in a relationship with a person of the same sex.
Equality Virginia has created a petition asking for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia to apologize to John Murphy, a gay Catholic man who was fired from his position as executive director at St. Francis Home, a diocese-owned assisted living home.
The PSA, produced by the award-winning Martian Entertainment, was created by GLAAD and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership that launched earlier this year with a resource guide for journalists covering HIV and AIDS in a new era of prevention and treatment.
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,"