IDAHOT & Wear It Purple Days
As part of the University's annual Diversity Calendar we acknowledge;
These days are acknowledged at each campus in a range of ways including;
- information stalls,
- displays, and
- social gatherings.
By supporting these initiatives, the University demonstrates that it is an inclusive and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) students and staff, which has a direct impact on their sense of safety, well-being, ability to succeed and to be productive.
This is a day to reflect on and draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ people. Homophobia and transphobia is directed at and affects the lives of people who don't conform to majority sexual and gender roles.
Wear It Purple Day
Wear it Purple Day lets young people know that they have the right to be proud of who they are regardless of their sex, sexuality or gender identity. Wear it Purple Day is simple ... it is about respect.
Wear It Purple aims to create a world safe for all young people, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, in which they are free to learn, grow and belong.
Please wear purple to show your support!
For more information about these initiatives please contact Senior Equity and Diversity Officer Rob Cumings.