Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Spirit Day!

Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag.



To GO PURPLE
 
From your web browserUse GLAAD's Spirit Day tool to turn your profile picture purple, and then spread the word by posting to Twitter and Facebook.

 From your smartphone: GLAAD and Toyota Financial Services have launched the "Go Purple for #spiritday powered by Toyota Financial Services" app for iPhone and Android. The app provides users with anti-bullying resources, calls to action, and a tool that can turn photos purple and share to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The free app is now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.


Let us know if you take part!  

Show off your Purple Pic on our Facebook Page! 
 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Alaska Rules Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Courtesy Chicago Tribune

A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  

Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day.

"Alaska's denial of the benefits and dignity of marriage for them only perpetuates this discrimination without legitimate grounds," Burgess wrote. 

Read More HERE