Spirit Day

October 16, 2014

'Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show' goes purple for #spiritday

'Elvis Duran and The Z100 Morning Show' went purple for Spirit Day this morning in a stand of support for LGBT youth.

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October 16, 2014

HBO programs go purple on social media for #spiritday

Several HBO programs have turned their social media channels purple today in recognition of Spirit Day and to send a message of support to LGBT youth.

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PHOTOS: Laverne Cox, cast of MTV and Logo TV's "The T Word" join GLAAD to light Empire State Building for #spiritday

This morning, Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox kicked off Spirit Day by turning New York City purple from the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building.

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VIDEO: LGBT youth share stories with GLAAD about being bullied

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:

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October 15, 2014

VIDEO: The cast of Orphan Black support LGBT youth for #spiritday

The cast and crew of BBC America's hit show Orphan Black shot a video asking all their fans to wear purple on October 16 for Spirit Day to support LGBT youth.

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October 15, 2014

VIDEO: Young & Hungry cast goes purple for #spiritday

Alongside many other ABC Family shows, castmembers Aimee Carrero and Jonathan Sadowski of the comedy series Young & Hungry have gone purple for Spirit Day!

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October 15, 2014

Transgender girl builds up courage and comes out on Facebook

Mey Rude is a transgender woman. She proudly came out in October 2012 and has never felt happier. Mey's whole life, she never felt like "one of the guys" and always felt uncomfortable being treated like she was a boy. This was a really big step for her because not only did she come out to herself, but she came out on social media as well to let the world know hwho she is.

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