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Wear It Purple Day 2022

Published: 24th August 2022

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

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Raid your wardrobe and makeup drawer for all things purple for Wear It Purple Day, a salute to our incredible LGBTIQA+ community. This Friday (26 August), we want to see purple nail polish, friendship bracelets, pants, shirts and even hair!

The day is focused on supporting LGBTIQA+ young people, who experience disproportionately high mental health and suicide rates. However, wearing purple shows solidarity to LGBTIQA+ people of all ages. It reminds us that we are not alone and that there are people who are willing to stand with us against discrimination and bullying on the basis of our sex, sexuality or gender identities.

Why should I get involved?

Wear it Purple is an important day in our calendars. It showcases to rainbow young people that they have the right to be who they are and that they are welcome at Murdoch. This year the theme they have decided for Wear It Purple Day 2022 is ‘Still me, still human’. The message being that people tend to focus on labels, the news story, the target or data and forget what we truly are – human. By wearing purple this Friday, you will be part of a movement that has the potential to save thousands of lives.

Where can I access day-to-day resources?

This day has been designed to foster awareness, encourage meaningful opportunities, provide a supportive and safe space, and unite with other organisations to further inclusion initiatives. Most importantly, Wear It Purple is a day of conversation that shouldn’t end there.

Murdoch University is committed to ensuring a safe space for our LGBTIQA+ community. There are plenty of resources and ways to get involved, find help, or offer support, including:

  • MurdochSafe App: Download and become familiar with the MurdochSafe App, which includes to access LGBTIQA+ Support (under University Support) and a place where discrimination and harassment can be confidentially reported to the University.
  • Health and wellbeing support: Free confidential support with an experienced counsellor is available to all enrolled students. A range of support services and materials is also available through the University Counselling Service resources page.
  • LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee: Provide your ideas, insights and feedback to members of Murdoch University’s LGBTIQA+ Advisory Committee.
  • LGBTIQA+ Support Group: Tuesdays from 1:30pm - 3pm. The group runs for 6 sessions from 20 Sept to 25 Oct 2022. Register interest by emailing

Want to know more about how to support your LGBTIQA+ friends?

Come join us for Murdoch's most popular FREE training - now being offered exclusively to Murdoch Students: 

  • Ally Training - Wednesday 21 September from 10am - 2pm. Register here.

Join us this year on this Friday 26 August to have fun, get involved and showcase that you’re an ally, helping to provide a safe and caring environment inclusive for everyone. Be part of this change!