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Wear It Purple® Day 2023

Friday August 25

Go purple and stand against the alarming rate of discrimination LGBTQIA+ youth still face.

of LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia still experience bullying based on their identity.

of LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia still experience bullying based on their identity.

of youth who attend Minus18 report an improvement in their mental wellbeing

of youth who attend Minus18 report an improvement in their mental wellbeing

Go purple!

Go purple!

Download your free digital toolkit to get started

Host an activity

At work, school, or in your community, going purple sends a vital message of support to LGBTQIA+ youth. Have fun, get learning, fundraise, and do it your way! Download your toolkit above to get started.

Grab a Pride Pack

Grab everything you need to host your event and champion inclusion throughout the year. Save over 40% off the RRP and support LGBTQIA+ youth with your purchase!

Free Wear It Purple® Day Webinar

Ready to go purple but unsure how? Want to get involved but need some activity inspo? Tune into our free webinar on Thursday 27 July for hear our tips, from fundraising to merch to impact.

Educate & Learn

No matter your team, organisation or cohort's level of knowledge, get in touch to talk about professional training, educational workshops or inspiring keynotes.

Join Us Online

How DO you support LGBTQIA+ young people? Tune into our interactive, live-streamed professional training event on Wednesday August 23.

Create Lasting Impact

100% of the proceeds raised through Wear it Purple® Day with Minus18 help us improve the lives of queer young people around the country.

Wear it Purple® Pride Party

It wouldn’t be Wear It Purple® Day without an event for LGBTQIA+ young people! Join us at the Victorian Pride Centre in Melbourne for a night of drag, music, queer pride and loads of new friends!

What is Wear It Purple® Day?

Wear It Purple® is used under license from Wear It Purple® Incorporated. Find out more about the history of Wear it Purple Day, and this year's theme – Write Your Story – via

Why Does Queer Visibility Matter?

Today, queer people are represented throughout pop culture – appearing in TV shows, movies and on our radios. But it hasn't always been like this.

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How to support and celebrate your LGBTQIA+ child

There are so many ways to support and celebrate your child, no matter their age or your level of knowledge. Believe us, it makes a huge difference!

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What to do if you think your child might be LGBTQIA+

Parents, this one's for you! If you think your child might LGBTQIA+, there are plenty of ways to signal your support.

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Organising a Wear It Purple Day speaker, digital keynote or LGBTQIA+ training

Let Minus18 do the work for you this Wear It Purple® Day, when it comes to all things LGBTQIA+ education.

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