Founded in 2010 by two Australian teens, Wear it Purple Day has grown into a world-wide celebration of diversity and pride.
Wear it Purple aims to promote the message – “You have the right to be proud of who you are.”
NSW Police have joined the cause, urging people to get involved and show their support by wearing purple.
Wear it Purple day also encourages support for the prevention of youth suicide, one of the leading causes of death among young people, second only to road trauma, police said in a statement.
“The risk of suicide grows seven times greater for youths who suffer discrimination or prejudice based on their sexuality or gender diversity,” it said.
This year’s event comes amid controversy surrounding the planned screening of the documentary Gayby Baby at Burwood Girls High School.
The NSW Department of Education stepped in to stop the film being screened during school hours.
The Victorian Premier hit out at that decision, calling it “cruel rubbish”.
Work #WearItPurple. Uniform is black so can’t go full purple just yet. @WearitPurple. Support queer youth! pic.twitter韩国半永久纹眉会所,/aOp7CTMUtm
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— Ryan (@sbuxryry) August 27, 2015Join us for a FREE #wearitpurple BBQ in #HydePark South, kicking off at 11am. All welcome! #colouryourperception pic.twitter韩国半永久纹眉会所,/7iPBBn7r7C
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— bumblebee (@embilbie) August 27, 2015