Latest #SpiritDay News
Take the Spirit Day Pledge and win big with a Las Vegas getaway
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.
A word that haunts us all | 08/09/13
In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."
Following his MoveOn.org success getting StudentsFirst to rescind its 'education reformer of the year' award from anti-gay Tennessee State Representative John Ragan, Marcel Neergaard was named 'Foot Soldier of the Week' on the Melissa Harris-Perry show.
Robbie Rogers se convierte en el primer atleta gay masculino en un equipo profesional de fútbol | 05/28/13
Robbie Rogers se convierte en el primer atleta gay masculino en un equipo profesional de fútbol.
Rogers hizo un poco de historia en febrero, cuando el futbolista de 25 años de edad, salió del armario al escribir un mensaje sincero en su blog personal, y también anunció su renuncia fuera del juego. En ese momento, Rogers escribió:
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