Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, and transmisogyny across the world.
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
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