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The Color Purple

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Nearly everyday I walk from my office in downtown Washington to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station where I catch a train home. And without fail, nearly everyday I encounter the same group of black trans kids of both genders whom I have gotten to know rather well. I stop and listen to them tell me their stories and they have told me that I’m the only “fat old white dude” who has every really cared enough to stop and not only spend time with them, but more importantly- listen. They are a minority within a minority and their stories of adversity in their lives could fill chapters in a sad novel. For them, today I am wearing purple... [ Read more → ]
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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Thursday — both in person and online — to mark the fourth annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
Brittany McMillan at the GLAAD offices in New York on Spirit Day 2012.Photo: Aaron McQuade, GLAAD.

Spirit Day founder: ‘Go outside your comfort zone, make a stand’

Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK -- After a spate of teen suicides in the Fall of 2010 as a result of anti-gay bullying, one Canadian high school student decided that she was going to make a difference. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey marks ‘Spirit Day’ with anti-gay tirade against bullying-prevention efforts

Friday, October 19, 2012
Mission America president Linda Harvey today unleashed yet another vitriolic and denialist rant against anti-bullying efforts, coinciding with GLAAD’s Spirit Day to combat bullying and stand up for LGBT youth. [ Read more → ]
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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Millions of LGBT people and their allies will dress in purple on Friday -- both in person and online -- to mark the third annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
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Ann Coulter thinks family rejection of LGBT youth is a joke

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter decided last night to make a joke about family rejection of LGBT youth. ... There was a time in our culture's history when, if thousands of LGBT kids were to come out on the same day, the next week genuinely would be exactly what Ann describes, all across the country... [ Read more → ]
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Millions expected to dress in purple, in person and online, for Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Millions of Americans will dress in purple on Thursday -- both in person and online -- to mark the second annual Spirit Day, a day demonstrate support for LGBT youth and to speak out against bullying. [ Read more → ]
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