Lavender has many meanings in the LGBTIQA+* community, but this one’s my favorite:
Girls are traditionally represented with pink. Boys are traditionally represented with blue.
Purple represents a blend of both genders!
The bisexual community also uses purple to represent themselves. Australian- based Wear It Purple Day draws awareness to at- risk LGBTIQA+ youth.
Wear It Purple Day founder Katherine Hudson says:
“Purple is not a primary colour. You can’t make purple without the combining of two colours… I saw purple as a way of bringing people together from different backgrounds… a symbol of unity. People have to come together.”
So for your next Pride event, wear purple to celebrate unity and the gender/ sexuality spectrum.
*LGBTIQA+ = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual et al (that’s what the + is for!)