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Purple Friday 2018

On the last Friday of History Month, we celebrate Purple Friday - a day to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show our support for LGBTI equality.

The day was first celebrated in Canada in 2010 and purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag which stands for spirit. In Scotland Purple Friday is in support of LGBT Youth Scotland and we ask you to take action; stand for equality and inclusion, and help us make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to grow up by making a donation to support our work.

This year’s theme focuses on the #EverydayHero : the person whose small gestures promote an inclusive atmosphere for LGBTI people. It’s about the little things like avoiding assumptions about people’s partners, breaking down unnecessarily gendered language, making people feel included.

We want to spread awareness that anyone can be an #EverydayHero and the small, maybe even mundane, day-to-day gestures are equally, if not more, important than the grand gestures.

Get involved by lighting up your building purple, having a purple "dress down" day, a bake sale, a sports event... Get creative and think of a fun way you can raise funds for LGBT Youth Scotland.
  • Date & time

    • Friday, February 23, 2018
  • Where

    • Anywhere you like! At work, at school, at your club or organisation. Even if it's just by connecting into the social media conversation with the hashtag #EverydayHero
  • Age

    Everyone is welcome

  • More information

    • Download the Purple Friday participation pack here
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