Pink Shirt Day
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May 22 marks the annual event that is Pink Shirt Day. The day has been established and is celebrated in many countries around the world, Pink Shirt Day (PSD) encourages people to talk about bullying and take action against it.

On PSD New Zealanders are asked to Speak up. Stand together. Stop bullying.

Pink Shirt Day originally started in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2007.


After a group of students decided to defend a kid who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

In a show of solidarity, many of his peers turned up to school the next day wearing pink shirts, and PSD was born.

Eikon goes pink for Pink Shirt Day

By wearing a pink shirt, people identify themselves as an ally.

The pink shirt is a way of showing those being bullied that there are many people around who care.

New Zealand has been celebrating Pink Shirt Day since 2009 with the event growing stronger and larger every year.

This year, the Mental Health Foundation, The Peace Foundation, Family Works, Youthline, InsideOUT Network Aotearoa, Rainbow Youth and the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association have come together to help organise and celebrate Pink Shirt Day.

Text Pink to 2446

To Donate $3.00 to the Mental Health Foundation

Eikon will be following #pinkshirtdaynz and featuring your posts on our Social Page

Mr Gay NZ Matt Fistonich shows his support for Pink Shirt Day 2015.
Mr Gay NZ Matt Fistonich shows his support for Pink Shirt Day 2015.

Last Updated on May 22, 2015

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