Glen Hare joins with Andrew Geoghegan from ausbiz to talk about the amazing organisation: Wear it Purple.
Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 by teenagers in Sydney recognising the global need to show the rainbow youth that there are people who support and accept them.
In 2021, the theme for Wear it Purple Day is – Starting the Conversation, with a focus on acknowledging the progress that has been made for the LGBTQI+ community, and also keeping the conversation alive on the challenges still faced by this community.
Glen shares astounding statistics around the rainbow youth:
- 75% of LGBTQI+ kids are bullied
- 15.5% of LGBTQI+ youth aged 16 and above had suicidal thoughts in the past 2 weeks
” If the rainbow youth are not being supported by their loved ones for who they are, this can obviously create some challenges in the household” – Glen Hare