We’ve got spirit, how about you?
Today, millions of people around the world have pledged to go purple on Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and support LGBTQ youth. We’re proud to stand in great company with celebrities, sports teams, schools, and even the White House to actively take a stand with GLAAD to show our acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. This year, we partnered up with GLAAD to celebrate the countless TV series and films on Hulu that helped pave the way for LGBTQ youth. From Hulu Originals like Difficult People and East Los High, to international series like Banana, Cucumber, and Please Like Me, to kid’s programming like The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived and Rosaline, these stories have opened the door for cultural acceptance and understanding by bringing their stories of struggle, bravery, and love right to viewers’ living rooms. Check out a few of GLAAD’s curated picks on Hulu.
A fan favorite, Difficult People uses comedy to tackle social injustice. At its core, the show follows straight-woman-gay-man besties Julie and Billy, who are trying to make it in the city. With new additions to the cast including transgender actress and activist, Shakina Nayfack, the series unapologetically brings LGBTQ stories to the forefront via Tinder jokes, realistic friendships, and cutting cultural commentary.
This Australian coming-of-age dramedy, praised by Lena Dunham and crew, is known best for adorably self-centered protagonist Josh, played by writer/director Josh Thomas. In three seasons, the series has touched on topics ranging from sexuality, depression, and finding new relationships. Life is complicated, but the show soothes the soul with a delightfully awkward approach to uncomfortable situations.
Fairytales should represent the whole rainbow of our human experience. In the first gay-themed fairytale for kids, Cedric is a knight who must summon the courage to choose for himself what his happy ending should be. This modern fairytale proves that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is be yourself.
See the full collection of GLAAD’s curated picks here and join us in showing support today by wearing purple and using the hashtag #SpiritDay on your social channels. Find out more on taking a stand against bullying and supporting LGBTQ youth at http://glaad.org/spiritday