2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Wear It Purple Day, founded in response to stories of LGBTIQ+ teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and harassment.
To mark Wear It Purple Day, an annual day celebrating and supporting youth of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (LGBTIQ+) – which includes our UNSW students – the Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion invites you to a round of LGBTIQ+ trivia and an opportunity to stand together in a virtual human photo collage on Friday 28 August from 11.00am to 12.00pm.
According to the National LGBTI Health Alliance, 75% of gender, sex and sexuality diverse young people in Australia experience bullying and harassment, which can lead to devastating mental health outcomes and suicidal behaviours.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of not-for-profit organisation Wear It Purple, founded in 2010 by two young Australians in response to global stories of LGBTIQ+ teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and harassment. Wear It Purple has grown into a worldwide celebration of diversity and pride and to tackle stigma and discrimination, while reinforcing respect for each other.
Can’t make the event but want to show your support in the lead up to and on Wear It Purple Day? Here are a few ways to show that LGBTIQ+ youth are accepted and loved for who they are.
Use the Wear It Purple email signature in your emails
To insert your email signature, simply ‘copy and paste’ the image below into your existing signature in a few easy steps:
Upload a custom background to MS Teams or Zoom for your virtual meetings or classes
To insert your MS Teams background:
To insert your Zoom background: