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NZ Pink Shirt Day 2010

Bullying is a serious issue in New Zealand schools that will only grow if it is ignored.


Recent events reported in our papers have ranged from students being beaten unconscious, students suffering injuries requiring hospitalisation, students being humiliated on the internet and bullied via text message, to sudden and tragic deaths of victims. Pink Shirt Day aims to help the community to stand up and show that bullying is not OK and that Schools cannot solve these problems alone.

By wearing a Pink Shirt for a day we can show that bullying is not acceptable no matter how different people are. Many New Zealand schools are participating in Pink Shirt Day this year by encouraging students to wear Pink for one day, although Pink Shirt Day isn't just for students. We would like to see all of New Zealand wearing pink on the 28th of April to show bullying is not ok.

What we're doing.

On Pink Shirt Day we'll be running a stall outside the Rainbow Youth Centre. Handing out queer youth related information we have in the centre, having discussions with people on the street about Pink Shirt Day and how bullying in schools affects all our youth.

We've also teamed up with the amazing peeps at MrVintage and will be providing details shortly on how you can go about ordering a Pink Shirt tee to wear on Pink Shirt Day!

Supported by

NZ Pink Shirt Day  Safety in Schools 4 Queers  Mental Health Foundation  Mr Vintage 

More info on other national Pink Shirt Day events > pinkshirt.org.nz

 

What we mean when we say queer

A reclaimed word that represents sexuality and gender diversity. We use it to encompass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, fa'afafine, and takataapui identities, as well as everyone in between and not sure. This word is used by many people, but it is also appreciated that it is not the preferred term for everybody.

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