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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!

Educate & Learn

Attend our live-streamed and interactive ticketed professional development session, covering an Intro to Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth with our experienced presenters.

Support LGBTQIA+ youth

100% of the proceeds raised through Wear it Purple Day with Minus18 help us create free safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth. This year, we’re aiming to grow our safe spaces and events across Australia to 4,900 young people.

Purple Pride Party

It wouldn’t be Wear it Purple Day without an event for LGBTQIA+ young people! Join us online on Saturday 27 August, from any location – we'll be broadcasting live across Australia.

What are pronouns and why are they important?

You can't always know someone's pronouns just by looking at them. And once you know someone's pronouns, it's important to respect them!

What to talk about on Wear it Purple Day

Your guide to creating meaningful conversation at work, school and beyond on Wear it Purple Day

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Wear it Purple Day Digital Resources

Zoom backgrounds, social media images, videos educational resources and way more!

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How to have a great Wear it Purple Day at school

Wear it Purple 2020 looks a little different than previous years but there are HEAPS of ways to get involved, in-person, and digitally!

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We’re leading change, building social inclusion, and advocating for an Australia where all young people are safe, empowered, and surrounded by people that support them.

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Through a preventative model of mental health support, we tackle social isolation by creating spaces where young people belong.

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We transform communities through LGBTQIA+ training, resources, and digital campaigns that enable others to champion inclusivity.

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