Pink Shirt Day has humble beginnings. Inspired by an act of kindness in small-town Nova Scotia, when two students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, took a stand against homophobic bullying after a student was harassed and threatened for wearing pink. Since then, the idea has only grown each year, with worldwide support and participation. Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.
On February 24, 2021, everyone is encouraged to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that bullying is not tolerated. Wearing pink on February 24th sends a strong message that society cares.