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05 February 2015

Friday 27th February is... Purple Friday!

When LGBT Youth Scotland surveyed LGBT young people from all over Scotland, almost 70% of them said they had experience homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at school.

To mark the last Friday of LGBT History Month, we’re asking you to wear purple to show your support for the LGBT community and stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Show your support by tweeting us your #purpleselfie and – if you can – donating £3 to support LGBT Youth Scotland’s work challenging homophobia in Scottish schools by texting 'PURP28 £3' to 70070.

Why not host a purple pot-luck, bake some purple cupcakes or hold a purple knit-a-thon - don't forget to let us know what you're doing over at @LGBTHistoryScot!

Schools – get involved

We’re asking Scottish schools to stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and to mark Purple Friday by allowing staff and pupils who support the campaign to wear purple to school.

Schools could play LGBT Youth Scotland’s ‘Silence Helps Homophobia’ video, or ask an LGBT person to share their experience as part of an assembly.

Want to raise money for LGBT Youth Scotland?

Schools could also ask all pupils who take part in Purple Friday to donate 50p or a £1 towards the campaign, hold a bake sale selling purple cupcakes.

Any school that raises over £500 as part of their efforts will be eligible for free teacher training from LGBT Youth Scotland, and will be signed up for the LGBT Schools Charter Mark.

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