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: