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August 30 is Wear it Purple Day. And like other wonderfully purple things (Cadbury’s chocolate-bar wrapper, grape-flavoured Hubba Bubba and Prince circa 1984, to name a few), it's pretty special. Wear it Purple Day is all about celebrating and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people, and challenging societal attitudes to help shape a better world for us all to live in.

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Who's behind Wear it Purple Day?

Wear it Purple, of course! Wear it Purple is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting young people who identify as sexually and/or gender diverse (i.e. rainbow). They work hard to ensure that the wellbeing of rainbow young people is equal to that of their peers, and to raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.

How can I get involved?

There are lots of different ways to get involved and to show your support for rainbow young people on August 30!

  • Break into your wardrobe and don your brightest and loudest purple get-up.
  • Let people know why you're looking extra-special in your purple gear.
  • Hashtag and share! Use #wearitpurple to take over social media in the most purple way possible.

Think about others

Wear it Purple Day is a great opportunity to think about how you perceive other people, and how you can improve on being inclusive and respectful. Stand up and speak out. If you come across a situation where others are being disrespectful to the LGBTQIA+ community, let them know it's not on.

steven universe cartoon person planting a rainbow flag

What can I do now?