Posts by MJ Okma, Associate Director of News & Rapid Response

House and Senate leaders rise up on #SpiritDay to send LGBTQ youth love and support from Washington D.C.

This Spirit Day, United States House and Senate leaders sent a vital message of support to LGBTQ youth: you have advocates in Washington D.C. who have got your back.

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Out LGBTQ elected officials across the United States send messages of support to LGBTQ youth on #SpiritDay

From Alaska to Maine, out LGBTQ public officials took to Twitter on Spirit Day 2017 to voice their support for LGBTQ youth. Representation in public office is vital and these community leaders have a unique and powerful platform to let LGBTQ youth know they are loved and not alone.

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CNBC peacock and hosts of TODAY, The View, Un Nuevo Día, LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and CNN start #SpiritDay by wearing purple

Morning shows spanning across networks started their day in purple, kick-starting the morning with a clear message of support for LGBTQ youth on Spirit Day,

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GLAAD stands with LGBTQ students at Cleveland State University after anti-LGBTQ hate speech posted on campus

On the week of Spirit Day violent anti-LGBTQ hate flyers posted around Cleveland State University encouraged LGBTQ students to harm themselves

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Trump to address anti-LGBTQ Heritage Foundation this evening

The Heritage Foundation promotes anti-LGBTQ policy including the push for so-called “religious exemptions” and holds close ties to the White House

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GLAAD response to Trump's speech at the anti-LGBTQ Values Voter Summit

Trump used the Values Voter Summit stage to push his discriminatory ‘religious exceptions’ agenda

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GLAAD exposes 50 worst anti-LGBTQ statements from 2017 Values Voter Summit Speakers before President Trump’s speech

President Trump becomes the first sitting president to address Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit

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Trump continues his mission to sabotage the Affordable Care Act

20 million Americans, including many LGBTQ people, rely on the ACA for healthcare

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