Mexican embassies & consular offices from DF to DC, China to Italy participate in Spirit Day

Mexican embassies and consular offices from Houston to China participated in #Spirit Day, sharing a glorious number of photos of staff dressed in purple and sending messages of support. Mexico, through its consular and diplomatic network in the United States, was the first foreign government to join GLAAD’s Spirit Day campaign.

Last year, Mexican Minister Luis Videgaray Caso shared anti-bullying messages on social media, as did staff from embassies and consulates around the world. Over the years, more than 400 people have been trained on LGBTQ issues through GLAAD's partnership. Various Mexican consular offices have consulted with GLAAD on outreach programs to help LGBTQ Mexicans abroad, on efforts to educate consular staff on bullying and how to offer support to Mexican LGBTQ people living in the United States.

The GLAAD Media Institute has provided trainings at the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles and trainings, via webinar, with employees of consular offices throughout the United States and Canada.

The LGBTQ Latinx community in the United States is estimated to number over 1.4 million, according to the Williams Institute at UCLA. The majority of this population is Mexican-American, and outreach by the Mexican consular network is important for them, including for an often-vulnerable population, including transgender men and women who have emigrated to the United States.

 

About Spirit Day

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Spirit Day draws the participation of celebrities, schools, faith institutions, national landmarks, corporations, media outlets, sports leagues, and advocates around the world, all joining together to stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to follow all the #SpiritDay action.