GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today released an new video interview with Grammy winning music superstar and LGBTQ ally Maren Morris in support of GLAAD’s annual #SpiritDay campaign on October 20, when millions will join GLAAD to show support for LGBTQ youth by wearing purple.
In the interview with GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos, Morris shares why supporting the LGBTQ community is so deeply personal to her, especially when it comes to trans youth. Morris recently defended trans youth on social media and raised more than $150,000 for GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program and Trans LifeLine by creating and selling a shirt inspired by her recent comments and media attention. In the new interview she tells GLAAD, “You definitely have to let people know where you stand on really important subjects.”
Watch GLAAD’s interview with Maren Morris below:
In honor of #SpiritDay, Morris has launched a new shirt where 100% of the proceeds will go to GLAAD’s work to support LGBTQ youth and sends a powerful message. The shirt reads “You Have A Seat at This Table.” Purchase Maren Morris’s Purple #SpiritDay Shirt HERE
Morris is also partnering with digital fundraising platform Fandiem and with Bandsintown on a special sweepstakes supporting GLAAD to give her fans a chance to be her guest in Nashville for the final show of her “Humble Quest” tour, including a flyaway for the winner and a guest, 2 VIP tickets, an exclusive virtual meet-up with the singer, and more specially chosen experiences. Fans can Donate To Win at fandiem.com/marenmorris
This year, #SpiritDay will be observed on Thursday, October 20. Participants are encouraged to wear purple or go purple online in a united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBTQ youth. Since the inaugural Spirit Day in 2010, GLAAD organizes hundreds of celebrities, media outlets, brands, landmarks, sports leagues, tech leaders, influencers, faith groups, school districts, organizations, colleges and universities in what has become the most visible anti-LGBTQ bullying campaign and united show of support for LGBTQ youth. Purple symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Previous participants include President Biden, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Laverne Cox, Wanda Sykes, Reba McEntire, Sterling K. Brown, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andy Cohen, Billy Porter, Dan Reynolds, Christina Aguilera, all Major League Baseball teams, the Empire State Building, and hosts of Good Morning America, TODAY, and CBS This Morning, CNBC, The View, and many more.