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United We Stand (In Pink)

Fri, 28 Feb, 2014

News: Pink Shirt Day

On Pink Shirt Day, February 26, 2014, students and staff across the district donned pink attire to celebrate safe, inclusive and supportive environments for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. This national initiative started several years ago after a Nova Scotia high school student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The next day, many of his classmates showed up to school wearing pink shirts to challenge this harassment and show their support. The grassroots movement has since spread across the country, with millions of Canadians taking part each year. 

Learn more about how Edmonton Public Schools supports sexual and gender minority students, staff and families, including our groundbreaking policy, Safe Contact Program, student-led Gay-Straight Alliances, and district-supported events.