Sea Of Pink Supports LGBTQ Youth

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 4:46 p.m., April 8, 2015

The gymnasium at Forest Hill Collegiate was a sea of pink as students, officers, faculty and community members came together to celebrate the Day of Pink on April 8. It was the third year the Service had been involved in celebrating the day that originated in Nova Scotia when two students saw a boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The next day, they handed out 50 pink shirts to students to show support for the boy and stand up agaist bullying at their school.

A hallway filled with pink anti-bullying signs.
The hallways of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute were decorated to celebrate the International Day of Pink on April 8.
A hallway filled with pink anti-bullying signs.
Three people, two in uniform take a selfie.
a man in a pink shirt standing at a podium speaking.
An officer in uniform, wearing a pink shirt underneath his vest and pink stripes on his face.
Students wearing some form of pink clothes sitting on bleachers.
A hallway with a banner reading "day of pink" as two students wearing pink walk underneath it.
A girl spray painting the hair of a boy in a school gymnasium.
an officr in uniform sitting on a chair getting his hair dyed pink by a student.
A c unstable throwing a shirt into a crowd of students
A male officer in uniform with brightly dyed pink hair speaking to the chief of police.