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Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. http://glaad.org/spiritday
More than 60 congressional members, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a Congressional resolution in support of the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
Together gay YouTube vloggers Davey Wavey and Raymond Braun interviewed straight bodybuilders to discuss LGBT bullying.
Emmy-nominated journalist Thomas Roberts will be honored at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, it was announced today.
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This October, GLAAD launched Southern Stories to elevate the experiences of LGBT people in the US South. The initiative amplifies stories of LGBT individuals who are thriving in the South, as well as the everyday indignities endured by LGBT people who simply wish to live the lives they love.
The "Candlelight Vigil Against Bullying, Jealousy, Hatefulness and for Love & Peace" will be happening on Saturday in Rome, Georgia.
"How appropriate it is that we conclude this 24 hours of standing up for LGBT youth - Spirit Day 2014 - not at the end of a day, but at the beginning of a new one. "
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.