Everyone is encouraged to incorporate purple into their dress this Friday, August 25, for the seventh annual ‘Wear It Purple’ Day.
Since 2010, the Wear It Purple movement has shown solidarity with LGBTI young people by standing against bullying and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality at school, university and in the workplace.
On Friday, the “Brisbane” sign will be lit up in purple and in Queen’s Park in the CBD a free sausage sizzle will be held from 8am to 3:30pm.
The Voice Australia winner Ellen Reed, Band In Blue and Wade James will all perform, and Representatives from the Queensland Police Service, headspace, DVConnect, Open Doors, PFLAG Australia and more will also be involved on the day.
“Every young person is unique, important and worthy of love. No one should be subject to bullying, belittlement and invalidation,” Wear It Purple organisers said.
“We believe in a world in which every young person can thrive, irrelevant of sex, sexuality or gender identity.”
For more information, head to the Wear It Purple website.