NSW SES Wears It Purple To Show Support31/08/2018 01:04 PM
Today is Wear It Purple Day.
A day where the simple act of wearing purple signifies support and recognition for young LGBTI/rainbow people.
Wear it Purple was founded in 2010 in response to young people taking their own lives as a result of bullying and harassment from the lack of acceptance of their sexuality or gender identity.
In Hyde Park this morning, NSW SES Deputy Commissioner Fatima Abbas, joined staff, volunteers, and other emergency service personnel (including NSW Police Force) who proudly supported the WIP day event.
Whilst in NSW SES State Headquarters in Wollongong, the rainbow flag was raised by Commissioner Mark Smethurst who was joined by staff. It is believed to be the first time nationally that an emergency service has raised the Rainbow Flag to show support for the LGBTIQ community.
Learn more about Wear It Purple Day here: http://www.wearitpurple.org/