Wear it Purple Day is held on August 28 every year to celebrate diversity and young people amongst LGBTQIA+ communities.
At Northern Adelaide Senior College, members from the Student Organising Committee hosted a morning tea to show their support for LGBTQIA+ students and encouraged students and staff to donate and share their stories or advice for other LGBTQIA+ students who might be struggling.
“I think it’s inclusive and brings everyone together and everyone likes food so it’s a great selling point,” says Victoria D., a student at NASC attending the morning tea.
“It’s a nice thing, it’s welcoming and it’s nice to be seen. I think overall it’s positive.”
Now in its 10th year, Wear it Purple Day started in response to bullying, harassment and abuse faced by LGBTQIA+ youth.
“I think that Wear it Purple is a very important thing,”
“When I was younger we didn’t have much acceptance of LGBTQIA+, and the world wasn’t as vibrant as it is today, so it’s important to let other people know that it’s ok to be rainbow.”
Northern Adelaide Senior College students and staff were able to raise $42 in donations for Wear it Purple Day with all proceeds going to the organisation.
If you would like to be a part of the Student Organising Committee and have a say on what fundraisers and events we should host, contact Adrienne or call the school on (08) 7285 1600.