No gay kids at this school are going to get any purple nurples!
A South Australian state high school has marked Wear It Purple Day, Australia’s national day supporting LGBT youth, by its entire student body signing a pledge to not use the word in a derogatory manner going forward.
Over 800 students at Wirreanda High School in the Adelaide suburb of Morphett Vale signed the pledge on Friday – becoming the second school to do so in the state.
The students all signed a banner with the slogan, ‘Pledge – It’s not okay to say “it’s gay.”
The school also gave out cupcakes to celebrate the initiative.
The pledge has been praised by openly gay Australian politicians at both a state and federal level.
South Australia’s Communities and Social Inclusion Minister Ian Hunter said he was ‘immensely proud’ of the Wirreanda students for taking a stand.
‘When I was growing up it never would have happened but it would have made my life so much easier,” Hunter told Adelaide Now.
‘Having people come out and say they’re not going to tolerate … the derogatory use of the word gay is a really powerful thing.’
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