Latest #SpiritDay News
Millions of Americans will be wearing purple for Spirit Day on October 19 in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth.
MTV and Logo have announced the Emmy-nominated It Gets Better Project will return with a new hour long “It Gets Better” special to air on October 9.
Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off 10th Season with Gay Student and Auto Shop Owner Who Fixed His Vandalized Car | 09/13/12
The Ellen DeGeneres Show's 10th season premier featured a gay Virginia student and the auto shop owner who fixed his vandalized car.
Seventeen magazine is holding its annual Best Boyfriend or Girlfriend in America contest, and they are looking for young women between the ages of 15 and 22, of all sexual orientations, to submit their significant other for consideration. Also, it's the last day to vote for Brittany!!
CNBC has a great story on how the CEOS of AT&T and the accounting firm Ernst & Young have taken public stances in support equality for people in the LGBT community in recent months. James S. Turley, CEO and Chairman of the latter business, has promised to work with the Boy Scouts of America, as a current board member, to repeal their anti-inclusive policies against LGBT participants.
Spirit Day Founder Brittany McMillan is pretty amazing. If you think so, too, vote now to help get Brittany on the cover of Seventeen’s October issue and receive a $20,000 scholarship.
OMG from Yahoo! Launches "Out and Proud in Hollywood" Tab in Conjunction with the #glaadawards | 04/23/12
OMG! from Yahoo! has come out of the closet to celebrate the GLAAD Media awards. The site that gives the latest dose of celebrity goodness has created a new "Out and Proud in Hollywood" tab.
Ellen DeGeneres will kick-off the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards.
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