This year on Friday 26th August, Wear It Purple day had a simple message, ‘You have the right to be proud of who you are!”.
The Wear It Purple campaign raises awareness and shows support for rainbow young people to be safe, supported and empowered in each of their environments.
The day also saw the WA Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) continue its work to support the rights of the LGBTI community.
EOC staff commenced joint training with the Public Sector Commission through the University of Western Australia in the ALLY program, a network run by Australian universities that advances understanding, inclusion, and support of LGBTI employees and students on Australian university campuses.
The ALLY program has been operating since 2002 and has now branched out into government and business. Information about future ALLY training sessions by the WA Equal Opportunity and Public Sector Commissions will soon be available.