International Day of Pink

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Today, International Day of Pink, highlights the importance of our ongoing struggle against bullying, discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia in schools and communities. As Ontarians, we must do everything we can to celebrate our diversity and create a more tolerant society. 
International Day of Pink is an anti-bullying initiative that began at a high school in Nova Scotia in 2007, when two students convinced their schoolmates to wear pink shirts in solidarity with a classmate who was a victim of bullying. Today, this initiative is celebrated in communities across Ontario and around the world. 
 
Largely due to anti-bullying campaigns that encourage individuals to speak out, communities are becoming more and more aware of issues of discrimination. Everyone in our province deserves respect, and we owe it to our children to ensure that our schools remain safe, inclusive places for students to express themselves. 
 
The Green Party of Ontario encourages everyone to wear pink today in support of victims of bullying, as well as to stand together to end all forms of discrimination today and everyday.