Celebrating Wear it Purple Day 2020

Join the Library on Friday 28th August to celebrate Wear It Purple Day! Wear It Purple Day is about showing LGBTQIA+ young people that they are accepted and have the right to be proud of who they are. This day is about creating safe spaces in schools, universities, workplaces and public spaces to show LGBTQIA+ young people that they are seen and supported.  

Wear it Purple Day was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of rainbow young people who took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.  

If you’d like to get involved, the University’s Pride Network will host a discussion via Zoom on the topic of “Growing through Discrimination”. The panel will share personal stories and empower you with practical tools and support to traverse bullying, which is experienced by 3 in 4 young LGBTQIA+ Australians. Whether you are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally, we encourage you to join this event that celebrates difference. RSVP to the Wear it Purple Day event.

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    1. Hi Hans, thanks for your question. LGBTQIA+ is a common abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual. The + represents all sexualities and gender identities not caught in the acronym, such as Pansexual, Genderqueer, Agender and the Ally community.

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