PHOTOS: Hailee Steinfeld, Courtney Love, Carly Rae Jepson, Troye Sivan, and more join Justin Tranter for "Believer" #SpiritDay concert

Last night, GLAAD Board Member Justin Tranter helped kick off Spirit Day with 'Believer,' an intimate concert at The Sayers Club in Los Angeles. Justin Tranter helps amplify the voices of many in the music industry, but he also uses his own voice to help LGBTQ youth everywhere. Justin is not only a talented singer and songwriter behind hits including 'Sorry,' 'Cake By The Ocean,' 'Issues,' and 'Hands to Myself,' but he is a true change maker.

Last night was the start of the next chapter in GLAAD's teamwork with Justin to open the music industry even wider to LGBTQ artists and to bring music artists to LGBTQ youth. GLAAD would like to thank Justin for everything he has done for GLAAD, LGBTQ youth, and everyone in the room that night! There were many great and surprising moments that happened at 'Believer.' There were performances from Hailee Steinfeld, JoJo, Parson James, and Adam Lambert. Justin also sang with the supremely talented Trans Chorus of LA. Courtney Love surprised the crowd by dueting with Justin Tranter on the hit song he wrote for Selena Gomez' "Hands to Myself." Other notable guests in attendance included Carly Rae Jepsen, Superfruit (Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi), Laura Marano, Chris Colfer, Betty Who, Gigi Gorgeous, Austin Getty, Brian J. Crum, Tinashe, and Sofia Carson. Hailee Steinfeld, Darren Criss, Troye Sivan, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Sofia Carson each made donations to GLAAD’s Spirit Day campaign.

Special thanks to our friends at CAA, Warner – Chappell, Interscope and Ari Getty for supporting this beautiful event!

All photos courtesy of Getty Images.

 

About Spirit Day

Each year, millions go purple for GLAAD’s Spirit Day to support LGBTQ youth in a united stand against bullying. Started in 2010 by high school student Brittany McMillan in response to numerous young LGBTQ lives lost to suicide, Spirit Day now 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.

As anti-LGBTQ policies, hate crimes, and harassment are on the rise, it is now especially important to let all marginalized youth know they are supported.

This year, Spirit Day is on October 19, 2017. Take the Spirit Day pledge to show LGBTQ youth you've got their backs at glaad.org/spiritday. Follow @GLAAD on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr to keep up to date with #SpiritDay news.