Today is International Day of Pink when we can unite and celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. What is so great to see is that my husband will go off to work wearing his pink shirt, my youngest will go to grade 7 wearing her pink as will my daughter in grade 10 and my son who is in grade 11. I am comforted to see that in these crazy times we live the good definitely seems to outweigh the bad…something we really need! Take part and celebrate diversity, inclusiveness and kindness today. Below is the history of the day and how it started as taken from the Day of Pink website:
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 & transphobic bullying.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.