Hangout with BOYS on #SpiritDay

Editors of BOYS, a gay anthology from Thought Catalog Books, are hosting a Google Hangout in honor of Spirit Day 2013 on October 17th when the book goes on pre-sale.

Starting at 2:00 PM EST on Spirit Day, you can watch editors Zach Stafford and Nico Lang speak with The San Francisco Examiner columnist Oscar Raymundo, NYC-based activist and writer Alok Vaid-Menon, founder of Hello Mr. magazine Ryan Fitzgibbon, and editor of The Huffington Post - Gay Voices Noah Michelson, all of whom were among the many BOYS' contributors (who you can learn more about here). Zach and Nico will be asking questions sent in advance to the event page as well as questions asked by viewers in real-time. You can RSVP and later watch the Google Hangout here.

BOYS, which will be released as an ebook on Halloween and in print this November, is a collaborative effort among an array of writers that challenges the reader to reimagine the meaning of being a boy in today's world. The anthology explores lives of gay, queer, and trans men from different parts of the world. Keeping with the theme of Spirit Day, the book contains numerous stories about surviving bullying.

Lambda Literary Foundation will receive all proceeds from BOYS as a donation to support LGBT literature and writers.

The BOYS Google Hangout is one way to get creative about Spirit Day. Around the world on October 17th, celebrities like Ke$ha, Demi Lovato, Steve Grand, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, companies like American Apparel and Comcast/NBCUniversal, organizations, national sports leagues, media outlets, landmarks, faith groups, and schools are going purple for Spirit Day to bring an end to anti-LGBT bullying.

This is the week to get into the spirit. Founded in 2010, Spirit Day is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Check out our Resource Kit, download the app, share anti-bullying graphics, join the conversation online about #SpiritDay, find other ways to get involved in preparation for the big day---and don't forget to wear purple on October 17th!