This year the theme for Wear It Purple Day 2022 is ‘Still me, still human’. The message being that people tend to focus on labels, the news story, the target or data and forget whatwe truly are – human.
The message being that people tend to focus on labels, the news story, the target or data and forget what we truly are – human. Wear it Purple Day is about showing LGBTIQ+ young people that they have the right to be proud of who they are. It is about creating a safe space in schools, places of study, places of work and public spaces to show LGBTIQ+ young people that they are seen and supported.
GOTAFE are co-hosting the Wear It Purple Event with LINE Wangaratta, Wangaratta Council and Centre Against Violence for 2022. We all invite you to join us for an afternoon of food, discussion and entertainment!
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
As a broader community, we know the feeling and have a lived understanding of the impact of discrimination. Watching debates over Religious Discrimination Bill, The Marriage Plebiscite and the rhetoric chosen by news organisations or politicians on the rights of Trans and our Gender Diverse (to list just a few) has had huge negative impacts on health, wellbeing and safety of our community. The ever-increasing public attack on rights is driving up the already staggering statistics of poor mental health and suicide rates in our community