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GLAAD leads millions in a united stand against bullying for Spirit Day | October 16, 2014


The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Empire State Building, NASDAQ, Major League Baseball, NBA, United States Senators and Representatives, and more ‘go purple’ in support of LGBT youth

PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Comcast-NBCUniversal, Google among supporting companies

NBC News, MTV, MTV2, VH1, Comedy Central, OWN, TV Land turn on-air logos purple for Spirit Day

ABC FAMILY TO JOIN MILLIONS IN 'GOING PURPLE' FOR SPIRIT DAY IN UNITED STAND AGAINST BULLYING | October 15, 2014

Cast members from across all of ABC Family's original series, including Pretty Little Liars and The Fosters deliver special Spirit Day video messages, network to turn series' key art and social media profiles purple on October 16

Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox to light Empire State Building in purple for Spirit Day and National Bullying Prevention Month | October 9, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – On behalf of GLAAD and Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER), Emmy-nominated actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox will light the iconic Empire State Building in purple on October 16, 2014, in recognition of Spirit Day and National Bullying Prevention Month.

Cox will be joined by GLAAD and youth featured in the new documentary “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” which will premiere on MTV and Logo TV on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7pm ET/PT.

GLAAD launches #spiritday app to support LGBT youth, powered by Toyota Financial Services | October 3, 2014


NEW YORK, NY – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today announced the launch of the "Go Purple for #spiritday" app, powered by Toyota Financial Services. The free app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and helps users take part in Spirit Day, the largest and most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world that supports LGBT youth. The app is available now for Apple, Android, and Amazon devices.

For the first time in the same year, GLAAD rates three networks – ABC Family, HBO, and MTV - as "Excellent" in eighth annual Network Responsibility Index | October 1, 2014

Los Angeles, CA - GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today released its two annual television reports – the 8th annual Network Responsibility Index (NRI) and the 19th annual Where We Are on TV report.  The reports map the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT representation on television.

To view the full reports visit: http://glaad.org/tvreport14