Purple Friday is our annual fundraising day and amazing people all over Scotland make lots of purple noise to show that they support and care for LGBTQ+ young people. It always takes place on the last Friday of February which is also LGBT History Month. The next Purple Friday will be on 23rd February 2024.

Why purple?

Good question! The purple stripe on the Pride flag stands for ‘spirit’; The spirit of the LGBT+ community and its allies. So we created a day to celebrate that spirit and bring people together to build a better Scotland for LGBTQ+ young people.


Young people are the future of Scotland, but it’s not always easy to be young, and LGBTI young people face unique and additional barriers and that is why we exist; to break down those barriers and create a Scotland where all young people can thrive and flourish.

How can you help?

We can’t do this alone. We need to harness the spirit of all our allies, in all your perfect purpleness, to raise vital funds to keep this essential work going and send a strong message of support to LGBTQ+ young people all across the country, letting them know they are loved, valued and supported.

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Take part in the miles for money challenge

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LGBT Youth Scotland invites you to champion LGBTQ+ visibility this February by lighting up Scotland with our Purple Friday: Miles for Money Challenge. Visibility is so important for LGBTQ+ young people because it shows them that they are seen and loved for who they are. It challenges stereotypes, dispels ignorance, and fosters acceptance. Being a visible ally for LGBTQ+ equality opens hearts and minds, creating a more inclusive Scotland for all.

This Purple Friday we are asking you to be a high-viz/visible ally and light up your community, school or workplace by taking on our Miles for Money Challenge – Decide your distance and cover as many miles as you can to raise much needed funds for Scotland’s national charity for LGBTQ+ young people. The more miles we can clock up, the more money we can raise and the brighter Scotland becomes. You’ll quite literally be able to see our map of Scotland light up purple on the day with all the amazing activity that happens across the country.

Decide if you’d like to do a month-long challenge throughout February or complete all your miles in a day. Set yourself a target and for every mile you walk raise at least £1. Together, let’s shine a light for LGBTQ+ visibility and give LGBTQ+ young people in Scotland a brighter future.

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Register to take part now and we will send you a fundraising pack with all the info you need to make this the biggest and best Purple Friday yet!

Scotland is shining bright!

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