August 24, 2023

Wear It Purple Day 2023

Wear It Purple Day Inspires LGBTQIA+ Youth to “Write Your Story”

Originally founded by students in response to global stories of LGBTIQ+ teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and harassment, Wear it Purple Day has become an international movement of celebration and support.

On Friday 25 August 2023, LGBTQIA+ youth and allies unite in record numbers to celebrate ‘Wear It Purple Day’ as thousands of schools, community organisations, universities, and workplaces prepare to celebrate nationwide.

By wearing purple, Australians demonstrate to rainbow young people that they are seen, supported and respected, acknowledging all have the right to be proud of who they are and who they are becoming.

This year’s theme, “Write Your Story”, is created by Wear It Purple’s Youth Action Council (YAC) to give voice to growing rhetoric in the LGBTQIA+ youth community around the importance of personal expression and individuality.  (taken from www.wearitpurple.org)

Pamela Johnson

Secondary School Nurse