Day of Pink
May 8, 2019
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on the second Wednesday of [month], repeating indefinitely
April 8th marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic, and all forms of bullying.
The International Day of Pink began in Nova Scotia when two heterosexual high school students witnessed a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic, and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts of their own, and later, invited everyone in the school to wear pink in solidarity.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.