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Day of Pink 2014

 
April 9th, 2014 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobic, transphobic & all forms of bullying. 
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 bullying. 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 and transphobic bullying. 
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.
Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink to remember that positive actions make a difference. And that the change starts with each one of us. 
 
Prior to the Day of Pink, Kelvin’s GSA asked students these three questions:
1. I would support a friend who decided to tell me he/she was gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexuality.
2. I feel our school is a safe place for students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, or questioning their sexual orientation.
3. There are adults in this school who would be helpful to a student who was feeling afraid to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, or questioning their sexual orientation.
The students’ responses were recorded on three posters. Coloured stickers indicated their answers: green = agree, red = disagree, yellow = unsure. Photos of the posters are included in the gallery below.
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 If these halls could talk...

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