Go Purple on October 17th for #SpiritDay
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.
On Thursday, October 20, the Sundance Channel’s employees will participate in Spirit Day and show support for LGBT youth by wearing purple. The channel has also committed to turning its on-air logo purple for the entire day along with all of its social media logos.
This year, we are asking people to send an additional message of support by submitting videos to let the world know why they are going purple and why others should join in supporting LGBT youth and taking a stand against bullying.
'Jersey Shore's' Vinny, Shaquille O'Neal, Amy Poehler and Chaz Bono among the celebrities 'Amplifying their Voice' in new GLAAD PSA series | 10/13/11
Watch videos from GLAAD's new "Amplify Your Voice!" PSA series inside!