In 2020, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Wear it Purple, an international movement aimed at fostering supporting, safe, empowering and inclusive environments for LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) young people.
Wear it Purple was established to show young people across the globe that there was hope, that there are people who support and accept them, and that they have the right to be proud of who they are.
Please join us next week for some of the activities listed below. And invite your friends!
Wear it Purple Trivia – Wednesday 26 August, 4pm – Register Here.
We invite you to test your knowledge of LGBTIQ+ everything! That’s the only theme we’re tackling so expect anything from history, pop culture, sports and perhaps some added surprises.
Jump online with friends or solo. And don’t forget to wear purple!
Rainbow Stories – Thursday 27 August, 1pm – Join here
The act of storytelling weaves through all aspects of our lives, from casual conversations with friends to formal presentations at work, from the way we dress to the way in which we share on social media. There’s something so powerful and genuine about storytelling that motivates, inspires and affirms us. Hear from students who will be here to share with us their Rainbow Stories.
The Importance of Allies – Friday 28 August, 10.45am – Register Here
What does it mean to be a good ally and why do we need them?
Allies advocate for others – for marginalised communities they aren’t a part of. Whether through visible action or a more personal commitment to fighting oppression, there are many ways that allyship creates meaningful change. Join us for a panel discussion from leaders in this space to share what they have learned along the way.
Bake it Purple – Friday 28 August
Bake it, shoot it, post it to #bakeitpurple or #bakeitpurple2020 before Friday 28 August.
Why be content with just wearing purple which you can bake purple as well? Pre-heat those ovens and prepare for the Bake it Purple Bake Off! You have until Friday 28 August to bake your best purple goodies, take a picture and post it to social media and tag @YourDUSA.
Make sure those pictures look good as our judges will pick the tastiest looking purple treat as the winner!
Please email email@example.com for any information on these events.
Deakin/Geelong Cats Event
Deakin are partnering with the Geelong Cats Football Club to show our united support of LGBTIQ+ young people through a number of online activities aimed at promoting the benefits of exercise (check out 60+ benefits!) and sport in helping improve people’s health and wellbeing and fostering a strong sense of community belonging and pride.
The LGBTIQ+ community make up an estimated 11% of Australia’s population but research shows LGBTIQ+ people have some of the lowest rates of participation in sport, recreation and physical activity out of any community in society. Avoidance of participation is often linked to poor experiences in sport due to discrimination or harassment.
Keep an eye out on the Deakin LGBTIQ+ website for resources, inspiring stories and details of how you can get involved on the day. Also, tune in for our Wear it Purple Day Panel Discussion – facilitated by Diversity and Inclusion, featuring guests:
Bridie O’Donnell – Director | Office for Women in Sport and Recreation
Chyloe Kurdas – A former elite Australian rules footballer, television and radio sports commentator.
Meg McDonald – Geelong AFLW Player
Andrew Brennan – Professional football player and Deakin Student