Last year in San Francisco—a city with gravely disparate living circumstances—there were 7,350 youth and adults experiencing homelessness, 30 percent of whom identified as LGBT, according to the 2013 San Francisco Homeless Count and Survey.
Orange is the New Black star and transgender advocate Laverne Cox took a quick break from filming to send a special message of support for LGBT youth about why she is going purple tomorrow for Spirit Day and why you should too!
Mey Rude is a transgender woman. She proudly came out in October 2012 and has never felt happier. Mey's whole life, she never felt like "one of the guys" and always felt uncomfortable being treated like she was a boy. This was a really big step for her because not only did she come out to herself, but she came out on social media as well to let the world know hwho she is.
The cast of Pretty Little Liars is taking a stand against bullying! Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, and Lucy Hale have recorded a message of support to LGBT youth and will be wearing purple on Thursday, October 16 for Spirit Day.