Purple army: Police, ambos and firies unite to support rainbow youth
In collaboration with Wear It Purple, the NSW Police Force, NSW State Emergency Service, the Ambulance Service of NSW, Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Rural Fire Service and the Australian Federal Police, will be donning purple in support of young LGBTI people this Friday, August 29.
Launched four years ago by a group of students who wanted to help put an end to homophobia in schools and celebrate the diversity of the rainbow community, Wear it Purple Day has grown grown from a grassroots event to a global phenomenon.
Over 80,000 people have registered their support for Wear it Purple Day with 103 schools, 33 workplaces, 19 tertiary institutions and 26 community organisations official taking part with Wear It Purple activities.
Go to wearitpurple.org.
GALLERY: Check out photos from the 2014 launch of Wear It Purple. Photos by Cec Busby. View the full gallery here