Today is the day when the rainbow community and all our of wonderful straight allies display a touch, or a lot of purple and wear it to work, school or the clubs showing support young LGBTIQ people across the globe.
Wear it Purple day is about fostering a supportive, safe and accepting for rainbow young people across Australia.
Founded in 2010 in response to global stories about teenagers taking their own lives after being bullied and harassment due to the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.
This year the Wear it Purple team are saying we can Empower Together to make a difference.
Wear it Purple President Matt Janssen said with 75% of LGBTIQ youth experiencing some form of discrimination it’s time for action.
“We’re excited to make it easier for all Australians to support us do what we do best and to help fund new initiatives,” Janssen said.
“New initiatives that include, national growth and participation in pride events across Australia, a Rainbow Youth Party and national events on Wear it Purple Day in 2018.
“We have a dream that Australia will wake up this Wear it Purple Day and be inspired to take-action and head to work or school wearing purple.
“It’s time to show young rainbow people they are loved, supported and empowered to bring their whole self to life.”
Last Updated on Aug 31, 2018