This is a flash post! I just saw a post from Wipe Out Homophobia regarding September 7 as Wear It Purple Day and had to share to you all.
Here's what Wear It Purple is all about:
You have the right to be proud of who you areWear it Purple exists in order to help GLBTIQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer) youth at risk. Run by students, we aim to stop the ignorance, bullying and suicides
Every year on “Wear it Purple Day”, we ask people everywhere to wear purple to school, university, work, or other public venues to help raise this consciousness.
Women's rights and LGBT rights are two of my primary advocacies. As a college student, I joined a youth org called GABRIELA-Youth, a progressive group of women. Through it, I was able to work on advocacy campaigns not just for women's rights but for LGBT rights too. The org also influenced my fashion sense in many ways, one of which is my preference for purple clothes. We wear purple every March 8 (International Women's Day).
I definitely will wear purple tomorrow to show my love and support for the GLBTIQ! I hope you will too. A purple accent will do! If you decide to join this campaign, post your look online and send me a link.
Visit wearitpurple.org for more news and info on the campaign.