Seeing a sea of pink at schools, events and across social media has just as much impact today as the day the idea started back in 2007. Two teens got the idea to create a sea of pink shirts at their school after another student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Today, all across Canada and the world, people are showing their support by wearing pink from head to toe.
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) is behind the current #DayofPink campaign, which hopes to end bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia and transmisogyny. They encourage schools, communities and organizations across the world to come together on April 8 to show support by wearing pink. This year hasn’t disappointed, with everyone from teachers to police offers getting in on the pink action and coming together to support LGBT and other bullied youth.
— St. Vital Centre (@StVitalCentre) April 8, 2015
— Yorkdale ALC & SS (@tdsb_yorkdale) April 8, 2015
— Justin Fisher (@justinfisher) April 8, 2015
— Toronto Police (@TorontoPolice) April 8, 2015
— Elizabeth Dowdeswell (@LGLizDowdeswell) April 8, 2015
— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) April 8, 2015
— Kristen Rose (@kristenjrose) April 8, 2015
— Law Society of Ontario (@LawSocietyLSO) April 8, 2015
— Orangeville Police (@OrangevillePS) April 8, 2015
— Gerry Pingitore (@ChiefPingitore) April 8, 2015
Are you wearing your pink today? What will you do to help end bullying?
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