In 2012 we bid a sad goodbye to some beloved LGBT Latinos and allies, and welcomed many positive moments, including the coming out of Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz.
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
Latest Update on Spirit Day
The United Church of Christ sent a message to encourage its congregations and members to go purple for Spirit Day. With just over one million members, that makes the UCC the largest religious group to go purple for Spirit Day.
Seventeen Magazine is joining Spirit Day Ambassador Brittany McMillan and going purple for #SpiritDay!
Now that you've gone purple using GLAAD's #SpiritDay tool, tell your favorite celebrities to do the same!
Spirit Day is almost here! Check out tweets from some celebs who are already going purple and learn how to join them!
We at GLAAD are thrilled with the number of organizations, companies and celebrities joining Spirit Day. Add to them Spanish-language network Telemundo, which has joined the Spirit Day campaign.
Actress Dianna Agron has signed on as a Spirit Day Ambassador!
Spirit Day isn’t until this Friday, but many churches used their weekend worship to kick off Ally Week, leading up to Spirit Day. Last Sunday, GLAAD challenged participants to ask their place of worship to go purple. So far, over 50 religious organizations and congregations have signed on to participate in Spirit Day, and many got the ball rolling over the weekend.
Growing up in the new South Africa, I was lucky enough to not be a victim of apartheid.