Hamilton stands up against bullying on Wear Pink Day

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By Lisa Polewski, CBC News

Based on the social media buzz about wearing pink today, Hamilton is right on the front line of the battle against homophobic bullying.

Wear Pink Day – a day to fight back against homophobic bullying – falls on the final Wednesday of February every year. A few Nova Scotia teenagers inspired the campaign in 2007 in response to a student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.

Hamilton’s response to homophobic bullying has resulted in the creation of an LGBTQ positive space in every public high school in Hamilton, according to Dierdre Pike, senior social planner for the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton.

Pike said it is important to have an event like Wear Pink Day in order to specifically point to the root causes of bullying.

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