Who doesn't love the colour pink? Well, here's one more reason to love the colour and to pull out your favourite pink shirt tomorrow. April 10th is the International Day of Pink against bullying, discrimination, transphobia, and transmisogyny.
Before donning your wonderful pink attire though, take a moment to learn a bit more about what this day is all about. Here's a brief start: The international Day of Pink happens on the second Wednesday of April each year. Folks are encouraged to wear pink to celebrate diversity, raise awareness and take action to stop transphobia, homophobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. "The significance of the colour pink began in Nova Scotia, 2007 when two grade 12 students stood up for their peer who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. When 50 students arrived at school in the days following, wearing pink in solidarity with the bullied student, Day of Pink was born." Find out more on the Day of Pink website.
Of course, simply wearing a pink shirt is not going to solve these issues. However, it's a great way to start a conversation. It's also a perfect opportunity to share with others at work, school, home, and on social media, about why this day is important to you. Also, there are lots of resources available to help you do exactly that. So let's grab those pink shirts for tomorrow and participate in #365ofgoodWR by joining in the pink shirt movement.