In 2007, Nova Scotia classmates David Shepherd and Travis Price bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a student at their school was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. With that act of kindness, Pink Shirt Day was born and is now observed on various dates around the world.
Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and the internet. Each year, on Pink T-Shirt Day, everyone is encouraged to wear something pink to symbolize that we will not tolerate bullying.
It is important that victims of bullying know they are not alone and there is help and support available. Wearing a pink shirt on this day sends a strong message that others care. Let’s take a stand against bullying and show support for safe and inclusive schools, workplaces and communities.