The Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox lit the iconic Empire State Building purple for Spirit Day. This is the first time that the world's most famous office building went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of LGBT youth. GLAAD visited its location in downtown New York City and interviewed LGBT young people about being bullied. They shared their experiences with bullying and how bullying has affected their lives. Watch the video below and see their personal stories:
The divide between lesbians and bisexuals is not a new issue in the LGBT community. Ignorance, fear and lack of acceptance are all issues the LGBT community faces as a whole when advocating for equality but they are also issues that present themselves among each of the letters that make up the LGBT community.
GLAAD's Campaigns Intern, Katy Butler, writes a first-hand account of her visit to Washington Hill to share her work with the film BULLY. Her efforts to change the MPAA rating from R to PG13 earned her with a special award from GLAAD in 2012.
Voting ends tonight for the Audience Choice Award at the 6th Annual Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking and the category includes LGBT-inclusive documentaries 'How to Survive a Plague' and 'Bully.'