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Wear It Purple Day 2019
Federation joined with more than 750 schools, universities, community organisations and workplaces to celebrate Wear It Purple Day, and to show young rainbow people that they have respect, acceptance and support.
Federation and Teachers Health enjoyed a joint morning tea at which staff and officers were able to celebrate our LGBTIQ colleagues, members and students as well as reflect on the challenges that face many LGBTIQ people and show our support for our LGBTIQ communities.
Acting Deputy President Henry Rajendra addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of today’s gestures and future actions in supporting LGBTIQ youth, colleagues, friends and family. He reflected on the capacity of young people to make a positive contribution in society and to rise and take action when needed.
Wear It Purple is the product of young people seeking to take action to make a positive difference for their LGBTIQ peers. This student-led organisation aims to communicate to young rainbow (LGBTIQ) people that they have the right to be proud of who they are, and that they are accepted and belong.
This year’s theme is “Stand Up, Stand Out” and it pays tribute to those who’ve paved the way for LGBTIQ+ people and welcomes the positive impact of those who’ve been able to be out, proud and visible.
For more information about Wear It Purple visit https://www.wearitpurple.org/