April 13 has been designated as Pink Day. This day is based on the actions in 2007 of two Nova Scotia Grade 12 students who marshalled their friends to wear pink in support of a younger student who had been bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school. The e-mail campaign mounted by the older students resulted in not just 50 of their friends but in hundreds of students turning up the next day wearing pink in support of the bullied student.
The Pink Day that started in a Nova Scotia high school has now spread across Canada. TDSB schools have participated in Pink Day celebrations for several years, but this is the second year we are supporting anti-bullying through a Board-wide call to action. We urge every school and every staff member and student to join the anti-bullying campaign by wearing pink on Wednesday, April 13. Show your support against bullying and for tolerance.
I think it's a great idea, pink being such a taboo colour and all. I mean, we've all heard those completely nasty and rude comments about being gay or lesbian just because you don't wear the colours your gender are suppose to wear. It also makes different sexual orientations sound bad and wrong, when they're totally not. This helps create a world where people aren't haressed for stupid stuff like this. It won't fix the worrld's problems, but it's a start.