Latest #SpiritDay News
Snapshots: Calling Bill Donahue's bluff, international efforts to stop anti-LGBT US activists, and more | 03/25/14
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Marcel Neergaard, a 2013 GLAAD Spirit Day Ambassador, was on Alicia Mendez Tonight on Fusion to talk about his personal story and his advocacy for anti-bullying legislation in Tennessee.
Throughout California, Westfield Group got shoppers to build "a tower of strength" in support of LGBT youth everywhere.
What's coming up in 2014 | 01/01/14
We came a long way in 2013. But each gain highlights how much more work there is to do.There is much further to go, and GLAAD is going to help us get there.
2013 LGBT moments in sports | 12/28/13
2013 has been a year of memorable moments in sports for the LGBT community.
Sarah Kate Ellis, nueva presidenta de GLAAD | 11/25/13
Sarah Kate Ellis es una premiada ejecutiva de los medios que ha abogado mucho para la igualdad para la comunidad LGBT, es una esposa y mamá y ahora la nueva presidenta de GLAAD.
Larry took the Spirit Day pledge earlier this month to support LGBT youth and stand up against bullying by wearing purple. So, in return, he got a trip for two to Las Vegas, where he met country-pop musical sensation Shania Twain.
What is Spirit Day?
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy -- participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 17th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Learn more & go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday.
GLAAD thanks the Terry K. Watanabe Charitable Trust for supporting Spirit Day