Last week, ACAP staff celebrated Wear it Purple Day to discourage discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, especially youth.
Wear it Purple Day was founded in 2010 and strives to foster supportive, safe, empowering, and inclusive environments for rainbow young people.
ACAP hosted a virtual morning tea to mark the occasion and encouraged participants to wear purple clothing or use a purple Zoom background. 54 members of ACAP staff, along with children and pets, attended the morning tea held via Zoom.
‘I am proud that ACAP is part of this change’
In 2019, ACAP became the first private education provider to join Australia’s only national program for LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion, Pride in Diversity (PID).
In addition to this, ACAP established a national ALLY Network at each of its campuses, to provide support for LGBTQ+ staff and students.
ACAP CEO, George Garrop said: “Each year on Wear it Purple day I reflect on our journey to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people and I feel heartened to work with so many amazing and supportive people.
“It is our duty to create a safe and inclusive environment for all ACAP students, staff and the broader community.
“While we may be physically apart, I saw our students and staff come together to support, encourage, and empower the LGBTQ+ community and I am proud that ACAP is part of this change.”
- Find out more about Wear it Purple Day
- To find out more about ACAP’s ALLY network, email firstname.lastname@example.org