Spirit Day

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

VIDEO: LGBT youth share stories with GLAAD about being bullied

The Hetrick-Martin Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of LGBT youth. GLAAD visited its location in downtown New York City and interviewed LGBT young people about being bullied. They shared their experiences with bullying and how bullying has affected their lives. Watch the video below and see their personal stories:

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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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October 15, 2014

VIDEO: The cast of Orphan Black support LGBT youth for #spiritday

The cast and crew of BBC America's hit show Orphan Black shot a video asking all their fans to wear purple on October 16 for Spirit Day to support LGBT youth.

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LGBTQ Connect provides services for homeless San Franciscans

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.

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October 15, 2014

VIDEO: Young & Hungry cast goes purple for #spiritday

Alongside many other ABC Family shows, castmembers Aimee Carrero and Jonathan Sadowski of the comedy series Young & Hungry have gone purple for Spirit Day!

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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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October 14, 2014

VIDEO: Pretty Little Liars' cast is wearing purple for #spiritday

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.

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