In 2010, Katherine Hudson and Scott Williams co-founded Wear It Purple Day to create an annual event dedicated to the support of queer youth.
There’s a good reason to wear purple and show your support for LGBTIQ youth. On its website, Wear It Purple reports that 75 percent of Australian LGBTIQ youth are bullied because of their identity. At school, 80 percent will experience bullying, they’re 12 times more likely to experience depression and five times more likely to experience anxiety.
Joining Wear It Purple this year both as an ambassador and a board member is ex-NRL hunk and openly gay First Nation’s man, Casey Conway.
In an Instagram statement, Wear It Purple said Casey’s involvement was empowering for the organisation.
“As a First Nations person, Casey uses his platform to speak up on the important things that matter -– including LGBTQ+ acceptance in Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Casey Conway is a modern day trailblazer and we are so empowered by having him on our team,” Wear It Purple said via Instagram.
Wear It Purple Day will be held on 28 August 2020 with people encouraged to wear purple and hold events at their workplace to show their solidarity for LGBTIQ youth.
For more information on how you can get involved visit www.wearitpurple.org