Happy Thursday! Here's today's premieres you can enjoy.
The Next Thing You Eat - Hulu
To start off, do we really know what we eat? Well... The Next Thing You Eat will explore just that. From lab-grown fish to burger flipping robots, the six episode docu-series premieres today on Hulu.
The Blacklist - NBC
The Blacklist is officially back with season 9 and plot twists are just around the corner. After two years from the death of Elizabeth Keen, one of the members of the Task Force is injured and they must work together to bring down a conspiracy that could completely devastate global security. You can watch the season premiere at 8pm on NBC.
Komi Can't Communicate - Netflix
Tomohito Oda's TV adaptation is finally here and new episodes are available for streaming every week. Will Komi be able to have 100 friends in the anime? Check out Komi Can't Communicate on Netflix to find out.
Sex, Love & Goop - Netflix
And it's never too late to discover more about ourselves... Especially when pleasure is involved. Brave couples embark on a journey for a more pleasurable sex with the help of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her team in Sex, Love & Goop, streaming now on Netflix.
The Girl In The Woods - Peacock
In a world where monsters are real and hide behind a mysterious door in the forest, this teenager has to do what's right with the help of her friends. The wait is finally over -- The Girl In The Woods is now available on Peacock.
Introducing Selma Blair - Discovery+
“INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR” is an absolutely powerful & emotional film, and I was honored to moderate a fascinating… https://t.co/sQn7JZzMKa— Scott Mantz (@Scott Mantz) 1634360743.0
Introducing Selma Blair transports us into Blair's journey of acceptance and resilience as she faces the multiple sclerosis diagnosis. You can now watch the emotional and powerful movie on Discovery+
Coroner's Finale - CW
Can Doctor Cooper help Caleb's condition? The season finale of #Coroner airs tonight at 8/7c! https://t.co/XiGUh6YHyS— The CW (@The CW) 1634832179.0
And finally, Caleb's fate will be known to fans of Coroner with the season finale that airs tonight at 8pm on CW.
Today is a very special day. GLAAD is celebrating Spirit Day 202 in support of the LGBTQ+ community and firmly stands against discrimination, bullying, and harassment going purple on social media.
Going purple has a special meaning today.
Spirit Day was inaugurated back in 2010 and since then, GLAAD has been able to grow thanks to the immense support of various sponsors such as Amazon, Wells Fargo, Porsche and NFL to name a few. The purple color symbolizes "spirit" on the pride flag and GLAAD has wasted no time in encouraging people through social media to show support for the LGBTQ+ community.
But what does exactly Spirit Day stand for? Well... It's a statement of support for LGBTQ+ youth, which experiences bullying and harassment on a daily basis.
Although things are definitely getting better compared to past times, when the LGBTQ+ community had to hide their identities in order to survive hostile environments, further changes are essential.
A 2021 National Survey by the Trevor Project shows that the majority of LGBTQ+ community who were enrolled in middle or high school have report being bullied either in person or electronically in the past year.
Lil Nas X
And even if this is the official date, Spirit Day 2021 kicked off last night in Atlanta during an event featuring Lil Nas X and local HIV and LGBTQ+ leaders.
The event was hosted by legendary record producer Dallas Austin and the Gilead COMPASS Initiative, featuring a choir of members of the LGBTQ+ community dressed in purple performing songs from MONTERO -- Lil Nas X's debut album.
Everyone who wishes to pursue their education should be able to do so without facing bullying, harassment or discri… https://t.co/TaEURhMjnF— United Nations (@United Nations) 1634788920.0
The more celebrities and people in positions of power show their true colors, the more younger generations will feel more included and prouder of who they really are. Over 80% of youth said that celebrities who are LGBTQ+ positively impact how they feel about being LGBTQ+
Moreover, the United Nations stated that education should also be able to be pursued without facing bullying and discrimination. In order to have a more inclusive education, the UN encouraged to participate in Free Equal, to spread awareness on these issues.
Celebrating #SpiritDay with @ElvisDuranShow and @glaad. Take the pledge to stand against bullying: https://t.co/QDWsNmrjDV— Elvis Duran (@Elvis Duran) 1634813019.0
Famous radio host Elvis Duran also showed his support for the LGBTQ+ community through an effective medium: his own voice.
In his show, Duran took a pledge to stand against bullying and invited others to do the same. Furthermore, GLAAD shared a new short film which portrays a trans young person's experience of coming back to school as their authentic self.
"And now, everyone can see the real me, finally."
You can watch the short film down below and if you want to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, turn your social media purple and visit GLAAD's website to know what you can do to prevent discrimination and bullying.
GLAAD Short Film
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