August 26 is Wear it Purple Day! The University of Sydney celebrates this event annually to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.
The Wear it Purple Day movement was founded in 2010 following several rainbow young people taking their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity. Wear it Purple has developed into an international movement, with new generations continuing to be dedicated to promoting the annually expressing support and solidarity with rainbow young people.
The Library’s visible support for LGBTQIA+ students and colleagues on Wear it Purple Day includes a fabulous purple VIP welcome carpet at the entrance of Fisher Library, decoration of all Library service points with purple regalia, frontline staff wearing official Wear it Purple Day t-shirts, and all staff being encouraged to dress up in their finest purple attire. We will also have special giveaways for clients on the day, including pronoun badges and Wear it Purple bookmarks.
There are many ways you can show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community on Wear it Purple Day. Here are some helpful resources:
Display the official WiP Day background in Zoom meetings.
Print out WiP Day posters and cards for your work area or friends.
Display the official WiP Day collateral on your social pages.