More than eight million people have registered online to participate in the fifth annual Day of Pink on April 11, a global campaign against bullying, homophobia and discrimination.
The international movement, celebrated annually on the second Wednesday of April, began five years ago in Nova Scotia when a gay student was bullied for wearing pink to school.
Two fellow students decided to intervene by purchasing pink shirts and encouraging other students to do the same. Just a few days later, much of the student body came to school wearing pink as they stood in solidarity against homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Support for the cause has grown into the millions just five short years later. Jer's Vision, the volunteer group behind the campaign, were forced to upgrade their online servers due to the massive volume of online registrations, which stem from Canada and the U.S. to countries as far as Pakistan, Iran and Russia.
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