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October 2013 (5 posts)
You may have noticed that Oprah.com got a makeover with a purple twist. That's because, along with GLAAD, we're celebrating Spirit Day, a national day to support LGBT youth and stand up to prejudice and bullying. We'll be wearing purple all day and celebrating with special Spirit Day activities on our Facebook page.
Then, on October 27, we'll be hosting a special two-part event. Programming kicks off at 9/8c with Oprah's Next Chapter: "Gay Hollywood." Oprah will be sitting down with comedian Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dan Bucatinsky, winner of an Emmy for his work on Scandal, to discuss their experiences as gay individuals in the entertainment industry.
Following Oprah's Next Chapter, at 10/9c, we'll be airing the premiere of Bridegroom, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's documentary about Shane Bitney Crone and his journey to honor his late partner, Thomas Bridegroom.
Below, Shane explains why wearing purple today is so important.
Congratulations, Class of 2013! The young women at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls—South Africa graduate today and begin the next stage in their lives. Oprah will be on hand to personally send off the 74 seniors, who hail from all nine provinces of South Africa: the Eastern Cape, the Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, the Northern Cape and the Western Cape.
Oprah opened the school in Henley-on-Klip, a village near Johannesburg, in January 2007.
Learn more about the Leadership Academy, previous graduates and how Oprah's dream of educating young women became a reality.
Oprah's back on the Hollywood scene producing her latest film, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and she's keeping some very glamorous company.
If you've always loved Oprah's taste in interior décor, here's your chance to incorporate it into your own home. On November 2, Kaminski Auctions will be auctioning off Oprah's furniture, art and antique items to the highest bidder. Proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation College Fund, which helps girls from Oprah's school in South Africa to attend college.
To find out more information about the auction or to order a catalog of the items for sale, visit Kaminski Auctions' website.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's touching documentary about two young men in love is coming to OWN. Shane Bitney Crone and Thomas Lee Bridegroom's relationship was tragically cut short after one small accident. Bridegroom tells the story of Shane's journey to honor his partner's memory.