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Pink Shirt Day

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Pink Shirt Day
by Michelle Pinkney - Monday, 14 May 2018, 1:37 PM

Join the Pink Shirt Day movement on Friday 18th May.!

New Zealanders will be standing together to end bullying and spread kindness on the day and all year long.

International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

 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, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.


At CGHS instead of wearing a Pink Shirt we are encouraging you to wear a pink ribbon, headband,
hair tie, or scarf on Friday.