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PHOTOS: Laverne Cox, cast of MTV and Logo TV's "The T Word" join GLAAD to light Empire State Building for #spiritday

This morning, Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox kicked off Spirit Day by turning New York City purple from the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building.

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October 15, 2014

Man uses Facebook to plan Tahlequah, Oklahoma's first Pride event

Carden Crow and his spouse Shronn just wanted to have a picnic one day with all their friends, since they weren’t going to be around for the Tulsa pride parade. Little did they know that there fifteen-person picnic would turn into an event with over 600 attendees .

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NY Court of Appeals reviews conviction for murdered trans woman

Today, advocates are joining the family of Lateisha Green, a transgender woman of color who was murdered in Syracuse in 2008, at the New York Court of Appeals in Albany for a hearing on whether to reinstate the hate crime conviction against her alleged killer, Dwight DeLee.

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VIDEO: Laverne Cox wants you to go purple on #spiritday

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!
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October 15, 2014

Transgender girl builds up courage and comes out on Facebook

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.

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Viacom takes over airwaves this #spiritday to stop bullying

Viacom -- its channels including MTV, Logo, and VH1 -- and stars like Laverne Cox will show their support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day, with the help of groundbreaking advocates Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan this Thursday. It will be hard to miss Viacom's "spirit" on October 16.

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AOL Originals' "True Trans" debuts #spiritday anti-bullying PSA

AOL Originals generously donated the ad space to take a stand against bullying, an epidemic that many young people, particularly LGBT youth, confront regularly. AOL Originals is among an ever-growing list of leading media outlets and corporations that knows equality is a positive, productive investment.

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October 10, 2014

Rock the Vote launches #TurnOutForWhat video challenge

Following their recent video's viral success, Rock the Vote just announced a new way to take action and get invovled in the upcoming 2014 Midterm Elections

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Local media highlights bias against transgender 7-year-old in KY

Last week, Nikki Sullivan brought her 7-year-old transgender child to Owen County Elementary School in Kentucky, introducing her for the first time as her daughter. According to local news reports, the school has accepted her daughter and is working to protect her from bullying, but some parents are refusing to accept her gender identity.

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