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.
This Thursday, we celebrate Spirit Day, a day when everyone from celebrities and corporations to schools and community members will wear purple and connect on social media to stand in solidarity against bullying and show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.
The cast of MTV's hit comedy "Faking It" are going purple for Spirit Day this Thursday, October 16 to stand against bullying and support LGBT youth.
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The cast of 'Melissa & Joey' is taking a stand against bullying for Spirit Day this Thursday, October 16. Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence and Taylor Spreitler recorded a message of support to LGBT youth.
Viacom -- its channels including MTV, Logo, and VH1 -- and stars like Laverne Cox will show their support for LGBT youth on Spirit Day, with the help of groundbreaking advocates Edie Windsor and Roberta Kaplan this Thursday. It will be hard to miss Viacom's "spirit" on October 16.
AOL Originals generously donated the ad space to take a stand against bullying, an epidemic that many young people, particularly LGBT youth, confront regularly. AOL Originals is among an ever-growing list of leading media outlets and corporations that knows equality is a positive, productive investment.
Following their recent video's viral success, Rock the Vote just announced a new way to take action and get invovled in the upcoming 2014 Midterm Elections
Chasing Life's Italia Ricci, Haley Ramm and Aisha Dee will be wearing purple for Spirit Day on October 16. The cast members recorded a video to encourage fans to join them in a stand of support for LGBT youth.
With Spirit Day fast approaching, Nick News shared the stories of several LGBT teenagers in an episode entitled "Coming Out."