Latest #SpiritDay News
Judge Sophia Hall ruled that a lawsuit filed on behalf of several Cook County same-sex couples wishing to marry can proceed.
Esta semana, Cristina Saralegui se convirtió en parte de la campaña del Día del Espíritu de GLAAD. Quizás la más conocida conductora de los medios en español, Cristina estuvo en el aire por décadas en Univision y después Telemundo.
Laverne Cox is really busy these days with activism and acting. Now, she's added Spirit Day keynote speaker onto her calendar.
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MTV talent including Ke$ha, JWOWW, Snooki, Nev and Max, Kye Allums, Jason Collins, the cast of 'Degrassi,' Elvis Duran, Brittney Griner, Jazz, Archie Comics' Kevin Keller, Maria Menounos, Kacey Musgraves, and Cristina Saralegui among 2013 Spirit Day Ambassadors.
Watch Laverne Cox deliver a message to Cassidy Lynn Campbell and America about trans youth.
To honor the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death, DC's National Cathedral will host events to honor LGBT youth and young adults.
A round of applause for GLAAD's Summer 2013 interns! Talented thinkers, writers, and activists, these interns joined the GLAAD team in June and have since helped develop our campaigns, events, and programs. As they head back to school in the fall, we wanted to thank these young leaders for their incredible work.
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