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Party leaders unite to celebrate ‘Purple Friday’

Every year, on the last Friday of February (LGBT History Month) we celebrate Purple Friday: LGBT Youth Scotland’s annual fundraising day, and a day to show support for LGBT equality.

And it just wouldn't be Purple Friday without a beautiful cross-party celebration of LGBT young people in Scotland!

In previous years we’ve ventured to those iconic steps in the Scottish Parliament for a big, purple, cross-party photoshoot.

But we think our socially distanced version might just be even better – because you get to hear from the party leaders themselves in these video messages on why they’re supporting Purple Friday.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon



Douglas Ross, Scottish Conservative Party leader



Anas Sarwar, Scottish Labour leader



Lorna Slater, Scottish Green Party co-leader 


Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green Party co-leader


Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrats leader

And last, but by no means least, we have a message from one of our newly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament...

Fin Buchan MSYP

Purple Friday is ALL about young people like Fin, who we work with in our youth groups, one-to-one support, and national projects which empower them to have their voices heard on issues that matter to them.

Want to support our work with LGBTI young people this Purple Friday? Donate here.


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