Why We’re ‘Wearing it Purple’ Today
Being a young person in our constantly changing world can be difficult. It is tough to figure out who you are and accept yourself, let alone navigate judgement from those around you.
Whether you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, or an ally, by wearing purple today on ‘Wear It Purple Day’, you can show young people across the globe that there is hope, that there are people who support and accept them and that they have the right to be proud of who they are.
By wearing purple, you are promoting an empowering and safe environment for all LGBTQIA+ young people, and advocating for a discrimination-free society.
About Wear it Purple
Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in order to raise awareness of the hardships experienced by LGBTQIA+ young people, and to create a supportive and encouraging environment for all rainbow young people.
Wear it Purple Day is a continually growing movement where rainbow young people are able to fully experience the support and acceptance from their peers, while adopting their pride and love for themselves that they deserve.
Now more than ever it is important to show your support for rainbow young people. Whilst we are required to remain physically apart due to the current climate, even the gesture of wearing purple will remind some of the most vulnerable young people that they are noticed, and they are supported.
“As an ally, I recognise that I will never experience some of the difficulties faced by my LGTBQIA+ friends, but I can show them that I am inspired by their courage, by their resilience, and by their pride in themselves.”
“As a youth ambassador at headspace, I am surrounded by other supportive peers who share the same ideals that I do.” Tahlia – Youth Ambassador, headspace
Embracing Diversity at Sonder
At Sonder, we ensure our youth services consistently advocate for the inclusion and empowerment of LGBTQIA+ people.
We’re committed to fostering a safe and compassionate environment for all people who visit our Centres, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
Our youth services are funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network and offer an extensive network of support systems to young people who are facing a number of adversities.
We aim to embrace the principles of Wear It Purple Day on a daily basis by providing an inclusive and accepting environment where people may seek help and guidance on the challenges they face.
At Sonder and our headspace Centres (Adelaide, Edinburgh North and Onkaparinga) we’ll be wearing purple today! Will you?