'Pink everywhere': Scarborough high school stands up to bullying
A Scarborough high school marked the International Day of Pink Wednesday, which takes a stand against LGBTQ-based discrimination and all forms of bullying.
"As soon as I reached our school it was just pink everywhere," Agincourt Collegiate Institute student Keira Haneiph said. "There was such a sense of pride walking into school and just seeing all of the students working and everybody just having a lot of fun and interacting with one another."
"It just brought the community together."
International Day of Pink started back in 2007 when a Nova Scotia teenager was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. His fellow students rallied around him by wearing pink shirts to stand in solidarity against homophobic and transphobic bullying.
Mayor John Tory and Toronto police officers stopped by the Scarborough school Wednesday to help celebrate.
"The reason this city is so great is because of its diversity," Tory told students.
He encouraged teens to fight for acceptance every day, in and outside of school.