Real men and women wear pink

If you’ve wondered at the pink shirts you’ve seen around today you’re probably not alone. It’s Pink Shirt Day.

By Jonas Gagnon

Caledonia Courier

If you’ve wondered at the pink shirts you’ve seen around today you’re probably not alone. It’s Pink Shirt Day.

As whimsical as that sounds, the meaning behind the day has a weight that belies the cheery coloured shirts.

It originated in 2007 by two students from Nova Scotia high school in support of another student who was bullied, harassed and threatened for wearing pink to school. The two students brought 50 pink shirts to school for others to wear the next day.

From there it caught on across Canada. Fort St. James High school now recognizes and supports the day with pink t-shirt sales and promotion of the event.

So if you see kids wearing pink, show them your support, and if you have the chance maybe throw on a little pink of your own.