Young LGBTIQ Australians have shared how proud they are to be who they are in a video created for this year’s Wear It Purple Day.
Founded in 2010 by two young people, Wear it Purple is a youth-led, not-for-profit organisation that aims to support sex, sexuality and gender diverse young people, particularly in schools.
Australians around the country wore their best purple attire on Friday (August 26) as part of Wear It Purple Day to show rainbow youth everywhere that they have the right to be proud of who they are, irrespective of their sex, sexuality or gender identity.
The hashtag #wearitpurple trended on Twitter on Friday as schools, universities, workplaces and community organisations around the country showed their support by posting photos to social media.
— headspace (@headspace_aus) August 26, 2016
— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) August 26, 2016
— Brent Davidson (@Brentus88) August 26, 2016
— NSW Police (@nswpolice) August 26, 2016
— AFP National Media (@AFPmedia) August 26, 2016
— UTS Library (@utslibrary) August 26, 2016
— Grant Thornton Aus (@GrantThorntonAU) August 26, 2016
— City of Sydney (@cityofsydney) August 25, 2016