Meet Last Year's #SpiritDay Ambassadors

Spirit Day Ambassadors are committed to taking a stand against bullying while showing their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

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Jordan Addison
After bullies vandalized Jordan’s car with anti-gay slurs, a local auto repair shop owner offered to fix it free of charge. Jordan later shared his story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Dianna Agron
Glee star Dianna Agron is a longstanding equality advocate, devoting much of her time to organizations such as GLSEN, The Trevor Project and GLAAD. Dianna is also the founder of, a blog about finding inspiration through all different kinds of art.

Katy Butler
Over half a million people signed Katy’s petition calling on the MPAA to change the rating of BULLY from ‘R’ to ‘PG-13’. The rating was finally changed, helping bring this important film to young people across the nation.

Shane Bitney Crone
After the tragic death of his partner, Shane posted a video online about the harms of marriage inequality and family rejection. Over 3 million people have now heard Shane’s story, which will be turned into a full-length documentary.

Perez Hilton
Celebrity blogger and LGBT advocate Perez Hilton was named the #1 Web Celeb for 2007, 2008, and 2009 by Forbes Magazine and has recently been tapped as one of the 15 most influential Hispanics in the U.S. by People en Espanol. Perez was also named 2009 Hispanic of the Year by Hispanic Magazine.

Avan Jogia
Star of Nickelodeon’s Victorious, Avan is also the co-founder of Straight But Not Narrow (SBNN), an organization that works to build support for LGBT youth among straight allies.

Brittany McMillan
In 2010, Brittany encouraged her friends on Tumblr to wear purple to remember those young people who had lost their lives to suicide. Since then, GLAAD has helped turn Spirit Day into a global event that inspires millions of individuals, celebrities, TV personalities, media outlets, companies and schools to wear purple in a stand against bullying.

Maria Menounos
TV personality and New York Times bestselling author Maria Menounos dazzles millions of viewers as co-host of NBC's Extra. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Producer, AfterbuzzTV- the largest new media platform on the web, as well as the Founder of Take Action Hollywood!, a charity that uses the power of Hollywood for positive social change.

Tiq Milan
A GLAAD Media Award-winning writer and advocate, Tiq was featured on the MTV reality show, I'm From Rolling Stone where he competed for a Contributing Editor position. He is currently the Editor in Chief of IKONS Magazine as well as a contributing writer at

Shay Mitchell
Star of the ABC Family hit series Pretty Little Liars, Shay’s role as openly gay teen ‘Emily’ has broken barriers in LGBT representation on TV geared toward young audiences.

Janet Mock
A writer, advocate, and former editor of, Janet publicly shared her teenage transition story in Marie Claire. Janet also founded and runs the digital campaign #GirlsLikeUs to empower trans women, and wrote about her quest to live visibly in Fish Food: A Memoir, which will be published by Atria Books in October 2013.

Shaquille O’Neal
NBA All-Star and host of TNT’s Inside the NBAShaq has been an outspoken anti-bullying advocate and took part in GLAAD’s Amplify Your Voice PSA campaign in 2011.

George Takei
TV icon George Takei has more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. Earlier this year, George joined Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell in a stand against the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay scouts and leaders.

Jennifer Tyrrell
Over 330,000 people have signed Ohio mom Jennifer Tyrrell’s petition calling on the Boy Scouts to end its policy banning gay scouts and leaders.

Zach Wahls
Author of My Two Moms: Lessons of love, strength and what makes a family and founder of Scouts for Equality, Zach’s speech in support of his two moms before the Iowa state legislature went viral in 2011.

Wendy Williams
Mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of the syndicated weekday program, The Wendy Williams Show. Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times, The Wendy Williams Show, which airs in 52 countries and is now in its third season, has just been renewed on Fox through 2014.