Wear your heart out – wear it purple

image_print
Ever wondered why they choose and wear only purple to show support and love towards the LGBTQ+ community and not any other colour out of those six more rainbow colours?

Well, there are many reasons (and, good ones) towards the selection. According to psychology, purple is the colour of luxury and indicates sensuality, passion, and depth of feeling and promotes increased creativity and intuition.

Wear it Purple was co-founded as a small project by Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams in 2010 to foster safe, supportive, empowering and inclusive environments for the LGBTQ+ community. Since then it became an international movement and gives a very strong message that “Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are”.

In 2010, many young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity. One member of this group was 18-year-old Tyler Clementi who took his own life after being publicly outed as gay by his roommate.

As the world witnessed many young faces losing their lives, Wear it Purple was established to show people across the globe that there is still hope, humanity and love to support them and making them proud of who they are.

This organisation aims to provide support and resources to schools, universities, gender and sexuality alliances and youth organisations in creating amazing experiences for young people.

Through partnerships, they support the effective delivery of Wear it Purple Day in Schools, Universities and Workplaces, and Western Sydney University was a proud partner to organise a Wear it Purple day on August 30 at all its campuses, showing love and support towards the LGBTQ+ community.

You may also be interested in

February 14, 2024

Tips to help uni students recharge their batteries for semester one

Here are three tips to help uni students recharge their batteries for semester one, 2024!...
By Natasa Aster-Stater
February 13, 2024

Build communication skills with the help of the WSU Library

Read how adults can better build communication skills with the help of books in the WSU library! ...
By Julia Bell
Poster developed by Western Sydney University to give students information on how to seek support after experiencing sexual harm.
December 15, 2023

Creating a culture of safety around sexual harm at Western

What do you know about safety on campus? Learn how to access services when you need them most, you could be 1 in 6 uni students to experience sexual h...
By Lauren Graham