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. -from http://www.dayofpink.org/
My school board goes all out to recognize and celebrate diversity in the schools and community every day, but especially on April 11th! All 45 of my Grade 2s (I co-teach, don't worry, class sizes aren't normally this ginormous) wore pink - except some boys who opted for red and white instead, because red + white = pink - smart kiddos!
Teachers showed their support by wearing pink too - of course I did my nails to match ;) iPod quality pics, hope you don't mind!
Think pink year-round,