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

Teen activist featured in popular magazine

She is smart and has been on her school's student council since grade one. At just 15 years old Brittany McMillan founded the anti-bullying initiative, Spirit Day, which became a national movement in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, or LGBT. This global event inspires millions to wear purple each year in a stand against bullying. Brittany is being featured in Seventeen magazine's October issue.

CTV News
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September 19, 2012
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Virginia auto shop restores bullied student's car

A college student has a "new" car. It's all thanks to a Roanoke auto shop. Jordan Addison is a student at Radford University. Between March and May of this year his car was vandalized four times. Once at his home and three times on-campus.

WDBJ7.com
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August 21, 2012
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Corporate America Giants Support LGBT Equality, CNBC Reports

CNBC has a great story on how the CEOS of AT&T and the accounting firm Ernst & Young have taken public stances in support equality for people in the LGBT community in recent months. James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of the latter business, has promised to work with the Boy Scouts of America, as a current board member, to repeal their anti-inclusive policies against LGBT participants.

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Mass. Stalled Anti-bullying Guide Under Romney

Former governor Mitt Romney’s administration in 2006 blocked publication of a state antibullying guide for Massachusetts public schools because officials objected to use of the terms “bisexual’’ and “transgender’’ in passages about protecting certain students from harassment, according to state records and interviews with current and former state officials.

The Boston Globe
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June 12, 2012
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