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25 January 2016

Friday 26th February is... Purple Friday!

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When LGBT Youth Scotland surveyed LGBT young people from all over Scotland, almost 70% of them said they had experienced homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at school.
10% had left education directly because of their experiences within education settings.

We want to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people across Scotland and we need your help to do it!

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

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

Purple Ribbon Kits - *SOLD OUT* - We'll buy more for next year!

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Display a Purple Ribbon Appeal kit in your school or workplace – show your pupils or staff that you support LGBT equality and want to improve the lives of LGBT young people!

The kits come in different sizes starting from 35 ribbons – it all depends how many you think you’ll need. You get a branded collecting box with every kit so that you can easily gather any funds raised.

Kits start at £35 and you will be provided with a collecting box with 35 ribbons and a quick guide to fundraising for LGBT Youth Scotland.

Importantly if you sell all your ribbons you won’t lose a penny by asking for just £1 per ribbon in your schools or workplace you will cover the cost of the kit.

If you don’t’ sell all your ribbons - you can use the kits for Purple Friday next year.

To download a Purple Friday poster to display in your school or workplace click here.

You could even run your own Purple Friday event and encourage everyone to wear purple!

Whatever you choose to do whether it’s just one thing or all of the above your help is appreciated.

Stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show LGBTI young people your support!

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