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Wear it Purple Day: empowering together
Wear it Purple Day will be held on Friday 30 August with the theme – Stand Up. Stand Out – encouraging LGBTIQA+ students and supporters to stand up for themselves and what they believe in.
Wear it Purple Day is a student-led day of celebration and recognition that has taken place in schools and workplaces since 2010. The day was established to demonstrate to young LGBTIQA+ people that they are acknowledged, supported and have the right to be proud of who they are.
Schools are encouraged to facilitate a supportive environment by wearing purple on the last Friday in August to encourage LGBTIQA+ students to feel welcome and see the acceptance from others in their educational environment, which is a place where they can often feel alone and unsupported.
Schools are encouraged to take part in Wear it Purple Day by registering online at wearitpurple.org and hosting an event.
Mel Smith, Officer attached to LGBTIQ matters