Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.
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
Latest Update on Spirit Day
The importance of GLSEN's Ally Week is that it gives those of us who work within the movement for LGBT equality a chance to acknowledge and recognize the crucial work of straight allies in our efforts.
Support for Spirit Day has come from many places, including religious people and communities.
This weekend, in a demonstration of the power of youth, hundreds of young people gathered in Los Angeles for the 19th annual Models of Pride Conference – a free conference focusing on lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning youth and their allies.
On Thursday, October 20, the Sundance Channel’s employees will participate in Spirit Day and show support for LGBT youth by wearing purple. The channel has also committed to turning its on-air logo purple for the entire day along with all of its social media logos.
This year, we are asking people to send an additional message of support by submitting videos to let the world know why they are going purple and why others should join in supporting LGBT youth and taking a stand against bullying.
Watch videos from GLAAD's new "Amplify Your Voice!" PSA series inside!
Young people everywhere are taking a stand against bullying. In a movement that’s rocking the nation, young people are saying, let’s make it better – and here’s how.