"Today when you post a photo to Twitter or Instagram and tag it with #DayInLGBT (yes, it's that simple), it can be about celebrating the myriad of ways we differ. The point is: there is no prevailing picture of what it means to be LGBT."
The Advocate on Monday published a commentary from Spirit Day founder Brittany McMillan, in which the teenager discusses the importance of the upcoming event, and how her personal struggle with depression drove her to create it.
Asher Doyle, a 14-year-old who is transgender, has launched a viral campaign to raise tuition money in order to attend a Quaker boarding school with an inclusive environment. His story was recently covered by The Advocate.