|PINK! One day in Nova Scotia, a grade nine boy came to school in a pink shirt. Bullies threatened to beat him up and called him homosexual. Two grade twelves heard about the incident and decided they wouldn’t stand for it; they emailed, face-booked, and text-messaged their friends, telling them what had happened. The boys then went out and bought some discount t-shirts and tank tops. They handed them out to people from school they knew and said to wear them the next day. The next day though, word had spread, and people came to school not only in the shirts that were handed out by the boys, but also in their own pink clothes. It was a sea of pink. The bullies never bothered the boy again.
Now, every last Wednesday in February, we wear pink to stop bullying and to spread diversity. Today Tyee was also a ‘sea of pink’, teachers and student alike. The important thing to remember is that everyday can be pink day, whether you are wearing pink or not.