Support Day of Pink!
April 9 2012
Anti-bullying has become one of the most publicized issues in recent years with everyone from Ellen to Lady Gaga taking a stand against bullying, specifically teenagers being bullied because they’re gay. We’ve seen an influx of stories on the news about gay teens being bullied to the point of committing suicide and there are millions more stories that we don’t hear about.
Ask any adult, gay or not, if they were bullied during their childhood or teenagehood: the sad reality is most, if not all, will say yes. Bullying amongst youth is an epidemic and needs to be abolished.
This April 11th is Day of Pink, the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools and communities.
Check out how Day of Pink got started:
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 bulling. 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 stopped homophobic & transphobic bullying.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
Take a stand against bullying and make the world a more open and accepting place for future generations. Imagine: your children being able to be who they are, accepted by their peers and grow up without painful childhood memories of being bullied? And imagine knowing that your generation took a stand to make this happen and YOU were a part of it?
Now is your chance! To learn more about Day of Pink and to find out how you can get involved visit: http://www.dayofpink.org/
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