Latest #SpiritDay News
In spite of a recent act of vandalism, North Carolina State University's GLBT Center is coming together and taking a stance against bullying by participating in Spirit Day.
CNBC sets the bar high for cable networks 'going purple' in support of LGBT youth this Spirit Day | 10/19/11
Business giant CNBC will go purple for Spirit Day on 10/20.
El Día del Espíritu se aproxima y el equipo de Medios en Español de GLAAD quisiera invitarte a alzar la voz. Cuéntanos cómo lograste a superar una situación difícil relacionada a la aceptación. Queremos destacar las historias presentadas en nuestro blog para el Día del Espíritu. ¡Anímate! Participa para amplificar las historias de la comunidad LGBT y sus aliados.
Spirit Day is quickly approaching and GLAAD’s Spanish-Language Media Team invites you share your stories of how you overcame a difficult situation related to acceptance. We plan to highlight some of the submitted stories on GLAAD Blog the week leading up to and after Spirit Day on October 20. Providing your stories will help amplify the stories of LGBT and ally voices of color that often go unheard.
Celebrating GLSEN's Ally Week | 10/18/11
The importance of GLSEN's Ally Week is that it gives those of us who work within the movement for LGBT equality a chance to acknowledge and recognize the crucial work of straight allies in our efforts.
Religious Voices Support Spirit Day | 10/18/11
Support for Spirit Day has come from many places, including religious people and communities.
The Power of Youth | 10/18/11
This weekend, in a demonstration of the power of youth, hundreds of young people gathered in Los Angeles for the 19th annual Models of Pride Conference – a free conference focusing on lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and questioning youth and their allies.
Conan, MTV, Sundance Channel, LOGO and millions more join GLAAD in going purple for Spirit Day | 10/17/11
As part of National Bullying Prevention Month, GLAAD recently launched its latest PSA video series Amply Your Voice, which features a number of celebrities and youth speaking out against anti-LGBT bullying. Produced in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the PSAs feature personal stories of young people from the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center’s Youth Enrichment (YES) Program.
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