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Wear It Purple Day

The last Friday of August each year is Wear It Purple Day. Wear It Purple Day is all about celebrating and supporting young LGBTQIA+ people and challenging societal attitudes to help shape a better world for us all to live in.

Find out more and show your support here.

Wear It Purple Events in Canberra


YWCA Canberra is hosting the seventh annual prom for LGBTQIA+ young people across Canberra and their allies.

Prom is one of our most popular events, and for good reason! We have lots planned to make it a night to remember. This year, the theme is ‘Up in the Stars’, taking inspiration from glitter, galaxies, star-signs and sci-fi.

Come along for a fun and safe night where you can express your identity and be your authentic self in a judgement-free, inclusive environment. There will be a delicious buffet-style dinner, a drag performance by Phish and Phreak, and loads more!

If you have any questions, contact our Youth Engagement team at [email protected].

Find out more here. 

Capital Region Community Services (CRCS) presents 'Wear It Purple Day' celebration “A Night With the Arts”

'Wear It Purple Day' celebration pre-event program and activities commence from 4:00pm in the Belconnen Community Centre foyer, doors open from 5:00pm with show commencing at 5:30pm. 

Join Capital Region Community Services on Wear It Purple Day on August 25 and promote acceptance across our community through positive visibility. This family-friendly event will showcase performers from across the LGBTQIA+ community promoting the 'Write Your Story' theme of Wear It Purple Day and embraces the core goals of visibility, community and acceptance. 

All young people participating are aged 10 to 25 years old. This event is organised and produced by Capital Region Community Services, led and voiced by young people to commemorate, acknowledge and empower the young people who represent the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Grab your ticket and bring the whole family for a great night of entertainment. 

Capital Region Community Services
Friday 25 Aug 2023 4:00pm - 7:00pm
23 Swanson Ct, Belconnen ACT 2617
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What is Wear It Purple?

Wear It Purple is a volunteer and youth led not-for-profit organization working towards raising awareness for our young LGBTQIA+ communities. 

In 2010, Wear It Purple was founded in response to many global stories of teenagers taking their own lives due to bullying and harassment. These real stories, real responses and real heartbreak resulted from a lack of acceptance, a lack of community, support and safety due to their sexuality or gender identity. 

Wear It Purple chose to use purple as it is not a primary color. This means it is a color that takes on many other colors to mix together to become what it is, purple. This idea embodies what Wear It Purple stands for – being made from a diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and coming together to make something amazing. The goal of Wear It Purple is to encourage a culture of acceptance and tolerance, while enhancing awareness of issues relevant to the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Each year, Wear It Purple’s Youth Action Council (YAC) brainstorms a theme relevant to them. Their task is to come up with the day’s focus based on how they’re feeling and the rhetoric in the LGBTQIA+ youth community.  

"Write Your Story" as the 2023 theme places emphasis on the importance of personal expression and individuality for rainbow youth. In a world where social media, the media and our education system often creates pressure to conform to norms, broken structures and certain standards, the theme hopes to encourage young people to embrace their unique perspectives and to share their stories with others. 

Find out more events as Fuse lists them here! 

August 25, 2023 at 8:00am - 8pm