Australian schools and workplaces are showing their solidarity with young members of the LGBTQIA+ community today by wearing purple.
As the name suggests, Wear it Purple day encourages people to add some colour to their outfit, as a sign of respect to all young queer people, taking a stand against bullying, belittlement and abuse based on gender identity or sexuality.
Currently in its sixth year, the event is designed to celebrate and empower rainbow youth and challenge anti-LGBT societal attitudes.
A video starring the Australian Federal Police commissioner Andrew Colvin, stresses that “everyone has the right to be proud of who they are, every young person is unique and important.
"We believe in a world where everyone can thrive, irrelevant of their sexuality or gender identity. All young people deserve to feel safe, important and empowered," it goes on.
Here's how Australians celebrated the day across the country: