International Day of Pink

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International Day of Pink
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International Day of Pink

The Global Day of Pink, observed annually in the second week of April, is a worldwide initiative against bullying and homophobia. While sharing similarities with Pink Shirt Day, which takes place in February and addresses all forms of bullying, the International Day of Pink focuses more specifically on combatting LGBTQ+ bullying.

This event originated when two students observed a gay Canadian high-school student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In response, the two students rallied their school to wear pink the next day as a symbol of solidarity. This inspiring gesture led to the establishment of the International Day of Pink by Jer's Vision, now known as the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity.