On April 11, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the students at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, celebrated the International Day of Pink by highlighting student-based, anti-bullying initiatives and hearing from world-renowned inspirational speaker Tad Milmine.
Students at Blessed Cardinal Newman Catholic High School have been spending the last several weeks developing anti-bullying campaigns and displayed them for the first time at the celebration. Projects included dance and singing performances, videos and other presentations by various student groups.
The International Day of Pink started when a Nova Scotia teen was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. His fellow students rallied – by all wearing pink – and showed their solidarity against LGBTQ-based discrimination.
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Photo: Const. Peter Thompson, Vince Meade, Abby Gopsill, Allegra McLeish and Sgt. Henry Dyck