International Day of Pink
April 11, 2018 marks the International Day of Pink. This is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia and all forms of bullying.
This day of action began when a gay high school student in Cambridge, Nova Scotia was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. Hundreds of his fellow students came to school wearing pink to show their support. The message is clear, anyone can bully and anyone can be victimized by bullying. Together we can stop it.
Day of Pink has now spread across North America as a way to visibly send a message that bullying, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, hate and discrimination will not be tolerated within our communities.
This day is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity – it’s also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect one another.