Happy Purple Friday!

Friday 22nd February is Purple Friday – the last Friday in LGBT History Month, and a day to celebrate LGBT identities and challenge discrimination. 2019 marks 50 years of activism for LGBT rights, and this year we are focussing on people and events that have acted as catalysts for LGBT equality around the world.

Tynecastle High School’s Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance (GSA) have been working hard to get ready to celebrate, with special Purple Friday inputs in assembly and tutor time. Students and staff are invited to show their support by wearing something purple – as well as rainbow shoelaces!

To learn more about Purple Friday, click or tap here: https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/purple-friday-2019/

For support around gender identity or sexual orientation issues, contact Sarah Haywood (our Place2Be School Project Manager) or any member of the Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance team. Mr Pickering, Ms Rodger, Miss Simpson and Mr Clayton are all happy to help.