The Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox lit the iconic Empire State Building purple for Spirit Day. This is the first time that the world's most famous office building went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying.
Today, transgender organziations across the country are joining millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth. Check out some of the great organizations showing their purple today below.
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 .
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.
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.