Brockville – Schools across the Upper Canada District School Board are invited to celebrate the International Day of Pink on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Staff and students will wear pink shirts, ties or other attire to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when two straight high school students saw 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, 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.