The sixth annual Wear it Purple Day has kicked off and Australians are getting dressed in various shades of purple to support LGBT young people.
Two students started Wear it Purple Day in 2010 with the main goal to make people proud of who they are.
People are wearing purple to show support for LGBT people at school, university and in the workplace and to stand up against discrimination and bullying based on gender identity or sexuality.
According to the website, the concept is simple: Wear purple wherever you are, speak up and don’t be afraid to let others know why you are wearing purple, and don’t let it ‘slide’ when others are disrespectful towards members of the LGBT community.
People are encouraged to share the love by posting photos of themselves wearing purple with the hashtag #WearItPurple on social media and so far posts have been flooding in from all over the country.
In 2015, 193 schools, 21 universities and 121 businesses participated and organizers believe that this year will be even bigger.