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Everyone in Pink

September 17th, 2007     by Stacey May Fowles     Comments


A warm, fuzzy feel good story to start your week: last week, two Nova Scotia boys made a statement about bullying after a new grade 9 Central Kings Rural High School student was harrassed for wearing pink. The two seniors (David Shepherd and Travis Price) got everyone to wear pink in an anti-bullying protest:

The Grade 9 student arrived for the first day of school last Wednesday and was set upon by a group of six to 10 older students who mocked him, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up.
(Shepard and Price) used the Internet to encourage people to wear pink and bought 75 pink tank tops for male students to wear. They handed out the shirts in the lobby before class last Friday — even the bullied student had one.

Shepard and Price estimate that over half of the school’s 830 students wore pink that day.

Travis said that growing up, he was often picked on for wearing store-brand clothes instead of designer duds. The two friends said they didn’t take the action looking for publicity, but rather to show leadership in combating what they say is frequent bullying in schools.

It was indeed publicity they got, the story spreading quickly via the internet. The boys say they’ve been answering emails from as far away as Bermuda, Norway and Switzerland.

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