Check out some of the facts from GLSEN's 2013 survey to learn about how LGBT middle and high school students experience hearing biased language, harassment and assault, anti-LGBT discrimination at school, and the impact of supportive resources.
The most important part of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual worldwide stand against anti-LGBT bullying, is youth. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) set the bar high for getting students and the folks who work with them to go purple.
Lawyers for a transgender 16-year-old girl, known in court documents only as Jane Doe, are suing Connecticut's Department of Children and Families and prison officials, alleging that Doe's traumatizing isolation in solitary confinement throughout this year violates her constitutional rights.
GLAAD @ Work: #spiritday, LGBT immigrants, anti-bullying in the African-American community, and more
VIDEO: Laverne Cox lights the Empire State Building purple for #spiritday
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.
This past Thursday, we celebrated the fifth annual Spirit Day, and had a great number of schools and gay-straight alliances (GSAs) across the country participate. The effort went international, as well, and the day was used to educate, stand in solidarity, spread awareness, and celebrate.
All Access: GLAAD launches new online video series, kicks off with Laverne Cox
GLAAD: All Access is an online series featuring news-makers, hit-makers, and people making a difference. For the premiere episode, host Claire Pires, sits down with Laverne Cox.
Griffin Gluck who plays Charlie on FOX's Red Band Society, took a stand against bullying and recorded a message of support to LGBT youth for Spirit Day.
Alec Belle is an online high school student, a self-published author of a compelling novel, and an LGBT youth who stands strongly against bullying.