Pink Shirt Day

In 2007, a Canadian student was harassed and threatened to be beaten up for wearing a pink shirt at school. When two students heard the news they decided to take a stand against homophobic behaviour and bought 50 pink t-shirts for students to wear. Word quickly spread and the following day hundreds of students came on-board to wear pink to show their support for the young boy and to make a stand against bullying.

Come together and help people feel safe, respected and valued by wearing pink on Friday, 20th May to show your support. Official shirt t-shirts can be purchased here if you don’t own anything pink! 

See www.pinkshirtday.org.nz for more information. The University of Auckland is committed to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect, and that we all contribute to an environment that is safe and inclusive. Our harrassment and bullying policy can be found here