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 to 24 years.
Research shows a workplace that embraces diversity in all its forms is more innovative and has more engaged employees.
Reviewed 02 August 2019