“Wear It Purple” Day is held every year on 28 August. 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, and ever since, Wear it Purple has been striving to foster supportive, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for young rainbow people (i.e. in the LGBTQIA+ community). GLCH supports this annual campaign by encouraging staff and community members to wear purple on 28 August and during the week leading up to. By doing so, you’ll be part of the change by helping to raise awareness, showing your support of young rainbow people, and being part of a movement that has the potential to save thousands of lives. This year, we’re inviting staff and community members to make a tissue paper flower and wear it on the day and in the lead up to Friday 28 August. These flowers are very simple to make (see instructions below).
To learn more about Wear It Purple visit www.wearitpurple.org