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What is ‘Wear It Purple’?

As an organisation, Wear It Purple strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering, and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.

Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to global stories of real teenagers, real heartache, and their very real responses.

In 2010, several rainbow young people took their own lives following bullying and harassment resulting from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.

As the world saw the faces of precious young lives lost, some young people found a new sense of conviction and purpose to ensure that young people everywhere would know that there were people who did support and love them.

Wear it Purple was established to show young people across the globe that there was hope, that there were people who did support and accept them, and that they have the right to be proud of who they are.

What started out small has now grown; however the message remains the same. Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are.

Today the Adelaide United family is proud to join ‘Wear It Purple Day’ celebrations and we will be joining our partners Pride Cup for a very exciting Wear It Purple event in support of the community. 

Wear It Purple Day is all about celebrating and supporting young LGBTI+ people, and challenging societal attitudes to help shape a better world for us all to live in. 

Join us in supporting the LGBTI+ youth.

Read more about the amazing work of Wear It Purple here.