Our Simcoe North Stands Up To 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 took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. The message was clear: anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but TOGETHER WE CAN STOP IT!
My thanks and congratulations to the community leaders of the project, Betony Main in Midland and County Wide Leader, Jane Dewar.