Honey Boo Boo‘s Uncle Poodle, also known as Lee Thompson, just recorded this video for GLAAD’s annual Spirit Day, a day dedicated to “support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying.” Thompson details how he was beaten and bullied as a youth and teen, and how even to this day he faces discrimination, but adds he has unconditional support from his family.
Thompson married his husband, Josh, this past August.
Take a look at who else supports Spirit Day!
Millions wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 19th as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are. Learn more & go purple at www.glaad.org/spiritday.
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