Today, the nation will be awash with yellow and purple: the former for the Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day, and the latter for Wear It Purple Day – an initiative established to promote acceptance and diversity among young people, aiming to curb bullying and the stigmatisation of the LGBT community.
On Facebook this morning, the NSW Police Force posted the above photo of officers in a one-off change of uniform, along with their message of support for Wear It Purple Day.
“The NSW Police Force is proud to support ‘Wear it Purple’ 2015; a student-run event that promotes the well-being of all young people, and the prevention of bullying and youth suicide by encouraging people to be proud of who they are.
‘Wear it Purple’ takes place today (Friday 28 August 2015), and will see police officers out and about in both metropolitan and regional areas making a stand in purple. The annual event promotes the idea that every young person is unique and should therefore be celebrated for who they are within a safe and supportive environment.”
And it looks like QLD ambos are also showing their support today, the legends:
Celebrations of Wear It Purple Day made front page news this week, as a screening of Australian documentary ‘Gayby Baby’ was scheduled to take place today as part of WIPD at Burwood Girls’ High School.
The Daily Telegraph‘s factually incorrect front page beat-up over the screening eventually caused NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli to ban the screening during school hours, AKA the most unashamed kowtowing to Murdoch media hype of 2015.
Via NSW Police.