Latest #SpiritDay News
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LISTEN: Recording artist Kacey Musgraves debuts one of country music's first-ever LGBT-affirming singles | 10/21/13
Rising country starlet and Spirit Day Ambassador Kacey Musgraves today debuted her new single, "Follow Your Arrow," one of the genre's first LGBT-affirming songs.
"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox spoke at the fourth annual Spirit Day rally and candle light vigil in Charleston, South Carolina
The Phoenix Coyotes and the You Can Play project posted a video to their official Instagram for Spirit Day, October 17.
Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org.
Lifetime stars and staff go purple for #SpiritDay, network holds discussion about bullying | 10/18/13
Yesterday I had the opportunity to stop by the Lifetime offices during Spirit Day and was overwhelmed by the support and dedication from the staff during the anti-bullying initiative. The whole staff was wearing purple!
Two of the major sports leagues, the National Football League and Major League Baseball went purple during games schedule for Spirit Day.
Telecommunications giant AT&T stood up to bullying this week as a Spirit Day partner. To show its support for LGBT youth everywhere, LEAGUE at AT&T went purple online and in person.
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