Latest #SpiritDay News
Four years of #SpiritDay | 10/14/13
Can you believe that this is the fourth time Spirit Day has been held? Crazy!
Ke$ha, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Demi Lovato, Frank Ocean, Adam Lambert, Melissa Etheridge, and Cher are among those featured on iHeartRadio's all new "Spirit Day Radio" station, which Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched today in a stand against bullying and to show the company's support for LGBT youth.
This Thursday, congregations, faith leaders, and religious organizations will join millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day.
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.
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