Wear Purple This Friday to Show Support For LGBTIQ Youth

Staff are encouraged to wear as much purple as they can on Friday, to help us make a clear statement that LGBTIQ are welcomed and supported in our health service and in our community. Photo courtesy www.wearitpurple.org

 

BRHS is celebrating Wear It Purple Day this Friday to show support for young people that suffer bullying and harassment because of their sexuality or gender identity.

75% of LGBTIQ youth experience some form of discrimination. (LGBTIQ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer.)

Staff are encouraged to wear as much purple as they can on Friday, to help us make a clear statement that LGBTIQ are welcomed and supported in our health service and in our community.

A quarter of lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience depression, and more than a third of transgender Australians experience depression.

This compares to 6.8% of the general population who experience depression.

Wear It Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young LGBTIQ people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment.

BRHS believes that everybody has the right to be proud of who they are, and we support and celebrate LGBTIQ people.

We’re throwing down the challenge – “How Funky Can You Get?”

Staff are encouraged to wear as much purple as they can on Friday, to help us make a clear statement that LGBTIQ are welcomed and supported in our health service and in our community.

Host a Wear It Purple morning tea, and send us a selfie of your team in purple gear.

Prizes will go to the funkiest and purple-est team!

To share pics:

For more information about Wear It Purple Day at BRHS, contact Mardi McLaughlin in People and Culture at mardi.mclaughlin@brhs.com.au or ext. 66619.