Sydney Town Hall will be lighting up purple today to show the City Of Sydney’s support for LGBTIQ young people. City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone said “Everyone has the right to a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying based on their sexual orientation or gender identity,” and we couldn’t agree more.
It’s all in support of Wear It Purple Day, which is a national day of awareness on Friday August 26 that aims to build a culture of respect, understanding and acceptance of sexual and gender diversity.
There’s also a community barbecue in Newtown taking place today from noon-5pm, which is open to all Sydneysiders. It includes a free barbecue, live entertainment from the NSW Police band, information stalls and giveaways at 1 Bedford Street, Newtown (corner Australia and King Streets).