Wear it Purple Day is Friday the 28th of August for all who are interested in showing support to the LGBTIQ+ community!

 

What is Wear It Purple Day?

 

Wear it Purple was established to show young LGBTIQ+ people across the globe that there was hope, that there were people who did support and accept them, and that they have the right to be proud of who they are.

Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache and their very real responses. In 2010, several rainbow young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.

Since 2010, when Wear it Purple was co-founded by Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams, Wear it Purple has developed into an international movement. New generations of rainbow young people continue to be dedicated to promoting the annual expression of support and acceptance to rainbow young people.

What started out small has now grown; however the message remains the same. Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are.

So join us this year, on August 28th to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. Be part of a movement that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Be part of this change.

 

How can we be part of the change?

 

Here are a few ways you and your club can get involved

  • Social Media

Share your clubs stance on supporting LGBTIQ+ young people on Friday 28th August by changing your DP purple or posting a purple imagine.

 

https://www.wearitpurple.org/wip-day-resources

 

  • Attend and promote Proud 2 Plays Wear It Purple online events

One of Hockey Victoria’s Pride Partners, Proud 2 Play is hosting an online panel discussion on Friday 28th August in celebration of Wear It Purple Day. The event will feature three young LGBTI+ people discussing the positive impact sport participation has had on their lives.

Proud 2 Play ‘Wear it Purple Day’ Sport Panel

Date: Friday 28 August

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Location: Zoom

Panelist: Dr Ryan Storr (Co-Founder of Proud 2 Play and board member), Hamish Taylor (Richmond Rowing Club), Cat Hoang (Melbourne University Soccer Club) and Bhavi Devchand (Cricket Victoria)

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proud-2-play-wear-it-purple-day-sport-panel-tickets-116557250875

Cost: FREE

 

If you are interested and would like more information please follow the links above or see the poster below to learn more.

proud-2-play-celebrates-wear-it-purple-2020

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