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Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012 at 2:18 PM

Arwen  (Login jeannien)
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Did you guys know about this?

April 11th 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 & transphobic bullying.


Pretty cool, right?

Rick Mercer (google him, he's hilarious) along with some less interesting people like politicians are coming to the University of Ottawa today for a Gala - which I just assumed would be spelled "Gay-La" (is that wrong?) and I would like to go but I'm not sure if I am supposed to be all dressy-dressy. What do you think? Can I get away with jeans and a pink tee?

 
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Tr00!
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 2:22 PM 

I am not sure what the rules in Canuckistan are.

Kool is our alpha male. He is our Air Supply and our REO Speedwagon. Squid Boy

 
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 2:26 PM 

I thought Pink Shirt Day was in february. Feb 29th this year. There are two pink days now?

 
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Arwen
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April 11 2012, 2:30 PM 


 
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 4:41 PM 

My friend said "I found out when I was researching Pink Shirt Day that every province (and sometimes different locations in the same province) has a different date!"

 
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Arwen
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 2:29 PM 

My friend is asking her daughter who came to do a presentation for us today. She's in high school and is an activist and an organizer of support groups and such and such and makes me feel old and all whathaveIbeendoingwithmylife and...there's something in my eye!

~flings myself on SleepNumber TM bed~

...you know, cuz I'm old

 
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April 11 2012, 2:33 PM 

I've never heard of International Day of Pink, but I've been "celebrating" Pink Shirt Day for a couple of years. I wonder if this is an east/west problem?

Our country is just too big.


 
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Anny
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 2:34 PM 

Perfect. I am wearing all black today.

 
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 4:07 PM 

Damn! I thought it was Pink Panties Day.

blush

 
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 4:24 PM 

I won't wear pink, but I might celebrate pink day by using a murse and sporting a flower tattoo.


 
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Re: Today is the International Day of Pink

April 11 2012, 4:29 PM 

Murse. Nice touch.

There are just some things one should not google, but I digress.

 
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