Wear it Purple was co-founded by Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams in 2010 and has since 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 LGBTIQ+ young people.
Wear it purple day is an annual LGBTIQ+ awareness day where supporters wear purple to celebrate inclusion of rainbow young people. The focus is to give pride, empower and advocate equality of well-being for rainbow young people, and create supportive, safe and inclusive environments.
Wear it Purple Day principles:
- Advocate for and empower rainbow young people.
- Celebrate and promote the value of diversity and inclusion in all community setting.
- Raise awareness about sexuality, sex and gender identity and challenge harmful social cultures.
- Champion rainbow role-models to help young people establish the confidence to be who they are.
Victoria University has collaborated with the Victorian Allies Network to host a series of events for staff and students for Wear it Purple. The Network involves a number of universities across Victoria who meet regularly to collaborate and discuss ideas and opportunities for better inclusion and support for LGBTIQ+ staff and students.
VU encourages students and staff to be part of a movement that has the potential to save thousands of lives.
Check out the event program below and register for the free activities you'd like to attend.