"To not feel supported sets them up for a dangerous situation," Lynette added, noting the loss of numerous bi and trans youth to suicide has left a deep sadness throughout the community as a whole.
Today, faith groups, churches, mosques, synagogues, small groups, and faith blogs, come together in a stand against bullying. Standing in solidarity with LGBT youth throughout the United States, faith groups celebrate #spiritday.
Schools and student organizations across the world are "going purple" this Spirit Day to show their LGBT students that they have support.
Yesterday, many trans celebrities and advocates went purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT youth!
"While every candidate running for President doesn't agree with us on issues of equality and acceptance for all LGBT people, certainly we can all agree that no kid deserves to be bullied or harassed simply for being who they are,"
GLAAD's Spanish-Language and Latino Media team has been reaching out to Latino celebrities, including many who star in Spanish-Language shows seen in the U.S. but also internationally, asking them to participate in Spirit Day. And they are stepping up to send a message of love and support to LGBT youth and against bullying.
Britney Spears will fly one lucky #SpiritDay supporter and a friend to Vegas, where they'll get to see her Planet Hollywood show, "Britney: Piece of Me," and meet her backstage!