On the last Friday of February we celebrate Purple Friday - a day to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show our support for LGBTI equality.
The day, first celebrated in Canada in 2010, is named after the purple stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag, representing “spirit”.
In Scotland we celebrate Purple Friday in support of LGBT Youth Scotland. This day is all about taking action; standing for equality and inclusion and helping us make Scotland the best place for LGBTI young people to grow up.
Celebrate with friends, colleagues and classmates and organise your own event to raise funds for LGBT Youth Scotland
3. TURN THE MAP PURPLE
Pledge your support for LGBT equality and pin a photo of yourself on our interactive map of Scotland and help turn it purple!
Take a photo of yourself (alone or with friends or colleagues) next to a local landmark, in your office or school, or just in a place that means something to you. You might want to wear purple or hold up a printout of our Purple Friday Logo.
The more people in any Scottish local authority who pin photos to the map, the more purple that part of Scotland will turn. With your help, we can turn the entire map purple!
We have got a range of Purple Friday resources available for you to order and are excited to launch our brand new Purple Friday Tshirts!