Latest #SpiritDay News
GLAAD's Acting President, Dave Montez, reflects on GLAAD's role on anti-LGBT violence, from Matthew Shepard's murder to today.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis amp up their ally efforts as 2013 Spirit Day Ambassadors, bringing anti-bullying efforts to the main stage.
WATCH: Elvis Duran paints the nation purple for LGBT youth with awesome video & swag for #SpiritDay | 10/11/13
Elvis Duran, long-time radio host of the nationally syndicated Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, is living up to his title as 2013 Spirit Day ambassador. Watch the message from him and his co-hosting team about the importance of putting an end to bullying.
Spirit Day is less than a week away and to help you "go purple" the social media website Mobli has developed a photo filter to bring out the anti-LGBT-bullying spirit in all of your photos. If you don't already know about Mobli, it’s an amazing site that allows users to upload pictures and videos of whatever interests them from their smart phones.
Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org.
Bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle of "The Read" podcast are going purple October 17 for #SpiritDay | 10/11/13
Bloggers Kid Fury and Crissle, who discuss hip hop and pop culture's most trying stars on their weekly podcast, The Read, are joining millions of Americans by going purple for Spirit Day to stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth.
When Joe Bell's son, Jadin, took his own life after being bullied for being gay, he began "Joe's Walk for Change." Joe was killed when struck by a semi truck while completing the walk.
In honor of Spirit Day, musician Steve Grand will be performing in Las Vegas on October 16th and 17th.
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