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 governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila, Rubén Moreira, has gotten a bit of press for tweeting his congratulations to a same-sex couple that was able to wed in his state. We love that inclusive leadership.
After US Army Major Stephen Snyder-Hill was famously booed at a 2011 GOP debate, he wrote a book about his experience as a gay soldier. He sat down with GLAAD to talk about his book, Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement.
When Boston's Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley became the first bishop to publicly denounce the recent church worker firings for LGBT-related reasons saying the firings need to be "rectified," the New Ways Ministry's Bob Shine became hopeful.