Go Purple on October 17th for #SpiritDay

Thank you for going purple for #SpiritDay on October 17, 2013. You took a stand against bullying and showed LGBT youth that you support them.

Now that you wore purple for #SpiritDay, find more ways you can take a stand against bullying!

Check out other ways you can help support LGBT youth. Some of our partners tell us how youth, adults, or both can take action beyond Spirit Day. Take action now >>

You can still turn your profile picture purple for #SpiritDay on Facebook or Twitter, or download the "Go Purple for #SpiritDay App powered by Toyota Financial Services" for iPhone or Android to turn your pics purple and share with friends.

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#SpiritDay 2013

Celebrities Support #SpiritDay

Save the date: Spirit Day 2014 will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014!

Caribou Coffee apologizes for erasing high school GSA artwork | 10/02/13

Members of the gay-straight alliance at Northbrook High School expressed disappointment that their window decoration at a local Caribou Coffee was erased last week, but they said they hope something good can come from it.

68% of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT Americans | 10/01/13

A majority of Americans support a federal law that would ban discrimination by employers based on someone’s sexual orientation according to a poll released by Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign.

A walk to remember: Friend Movement's cross-country anti-bullying project | 10/01/13

Friend Movement, an organization dedicated to ending bullying by promoting friendships, is taking America for a walk from Chicago to New York. The group's founders will be traveling 921 miles to share 921 ribbons that each celebrate one of the 921 lives that have been taken by bullying.

Snapshots: Trans visibility panel, immigration reform, Eyricka Morgan, and more | 09/30/13

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

Gov. Christie appeals NJ marriage equality ruling | 09/30/13

An hour after the Hon.Mary Jacobson ruled that New Jersey  is violating the state's constitution by denying same-sex couples marriage benefits, Gov. Christie's office said they would appeal the ruling. Judge Jacobson based her ruling on the federal government's recognition of same-sex marriage after DOMA was overturned.

Illinois Judge Says Lawsuit Challenging Illinois Ban on Marriage Equality Can Proceed | 09/30/13

Judge Sophia Hall ruled that a lawsuit filed on behalf of several Cook County same-sex couples wishing to marry can proceed.

Cristina Saralegui, Embajadora de Día del Espíritu el 17 de Octubre | 09/27/13

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 to speak at Spirit Day in South Carolina | 09/26/13

Laverne Cox is really busy these days with activism and acting. Now, she's added Spirit Day keynote speaker onto her calendar.