On Wednesday, February 22, wear PINK to show that you WILL stand up to bullying, gender stereotypes and homophobia/transphobia!
The original Pink Day was organized by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Berwick, Nova Scotia, who in 2007 distributed pink shirts and encouraged everyone to wear as much pink as possible after a male Grade 9 student was bullied and called homophobic names for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
Pink Day is intended to remind students that they can:
- Enjoy any sport/game, any toy, or activity
- Play with, be friends with and love anyone regardless of gender
- Wear any colour and style of clothes or hair
- Be who they are and help others to do the same
- Stand up to name-calling/discrimination and make a difference
On this day, please wear pink, join in the fun, and celebrate diversity!