LGBT Youth Scotland's Purple Friday

On the last Friday of LGBT History Month, we celebrate Purple Friday – LGBT Youth Scotland’s annual fundraising day.

Named after the purple (spirit) stripe in the Rainbow Flag, Purple Friday is a day to stand against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. It celebrates the spirit of the LGBTI community and harnesses the support of their allies.

Inspired by the Olympic torch bearers who pass the flame from person to person, we invite you to symbolically ‘pass the torch’ around Scotland to show your support for LGBT equality this Purple Friday. Taking part in the Pass the Torch Relay Challenge is simple: Complete a minimum of 5km on Purple Friday and raise at least £50 per person for LGBT Youth Scotland.

Take a few small steps to make a BIG difference to young people near you.