Greens celebrate diversity on International Day of Pink

Today on International Day of Pink, the Green Party of Canada joins with millions of Canadians nation-wide in celebrating diversity and calling for an end to homophobic bullying.


This year Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich­­–Gulf Islands will join other progressive leaders from across Canada in participating as an International Day of Pink Ambassador.

“It is a huge honour for me to have been invited to become an Ambassador for Day of Pink,” said May. “This is a day to stand up against bullying, to stand up against homophobia and discrimination of all kinds, and to say to young people who may be victims of bullying: speak up, and reach out.”

International Day of Pink is an anti-bullying initiative that began at a Nova Scotia high school in 2007, when two students were able to get their whole school to wear pink shirts in solidarity with a classmate who was a victim of homophobic bullying. Today, it is celebrated in communities across Canada and around the world.