Wear it Purple day in Victoria

Wear it Purple day is an annual celebration of LGBTIQ young people. Get involved by celebrating diversity at your school, workplace or university.

Wear it Purple day is Friday 30 August 2019. Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex (LGBTIQ ) young people by wearing purple to your workplace, school or university.

The youth-led initiative started in Australia in 2010. It was a response to global stories on the effects of bullying and harassment towards young people.

It is now recognised as an international awareness day. Wear It Purple aims to foster safe and accepting environments for young people who identify as LGBTIQ or live within rainbow families.

Why wear purple at work?

The Australian Human Rights Commission reports a large number of LGBTIQ people hide their sexuality or gender at work for fear of exclusion and stigma. That number increases for young people aged 16-24 years.

Research shows a workplace that embraces diversity in all its forms is more innovative and has more engaged employees.

To register your event or access resources, visit the Wear it Purple website or contact your staff pride network if you have one.

Reviewed 29 November 2019

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