Western Sydney Family Day to see video project launch
LGBTIQ youth advocacy group Wear it Purple will launch its e3- Envisage | Empower | Engage video project on Sunday, May 6 as part of a Family Day planned in western Sydney to commemorate this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).
The video project, which is described as an artistic depiction of homophobia, has been developed in collaboration with The Glisten Project, as part of St George Youth Services.
Scott Williams, campaign organiser for Wear it Purple, said young people who participated wanted to create a useful resource that could help engage others to be a part of positive change.
“The film depicts young people who have overcome hardship associated with homophobia, by standing up against bullying and gives tips on what other young people can do to do the same,” Williams told SX.
“It was a great way for new friendships to develop between young people, and for differences of opinion to come together and develop what I think is a really valuable resource.
“Many thanks go to The Glisten Project officer Bryn Hutchinson for all his hard work over the project.”
The e3- Envisage | Empower | Engage video project will be launched at Parramatta Town Hall as part of a Family Day organised by the NSW branch of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and sponsored by Parramatta City Council.
It will be the first time an event held to acknowledge and celebrate the families of LGBTIQ youth will take place in Western Sydney.
The day will also consist of a special performance by Macquarie Grammar School students followed by the launch of the OutPostChoir campaign by the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir at 1pm.