It truly showed New Zealanders are saying "no" to bullying and "yes" to kindness and respect.
We want to congratulate all the workplaces, schools, organisations and individuals who took part across the country – you all played a part in making it the pinkest, biggest and brightest day yet!
Wanna see photos? Pop over to the Pink Shirt Day Gallery or Pink Shirt Day Facebook Page to see pics and videos from around the country. For more information visit the Pink Shirt Day website or email email@example.com
Pink Shirt Day is led by the Mental Health Foundation, with support from: The Peace Foundation, RainbowYOUTH, InsideOUT, New Zealand Post Primary Teachers’ Association, Youthline and Family Works.
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Twenty-two-year-old Tabby is no stranger to stigma, discrimination or mental distress. Since coming out as bisexual in her teens, the Wellingtonian has seen a lot of stereotyping and myths around bisexuality.
Karley Johns and daughter Melany have both been bullied. Karley was kind enough to share their story.
When Jacqui Cameron of Whangarei saw former X-Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon verbally abuse a contestant’s choice of clothing, she thought to herself: this is wrong.
When New Zealand Management Academy students offered to give their time for a two-week telemarketing campaign for Pink Shirt Day, they got more than they bargained for.
Strict, disciplined and staunch are three words that immediately spring to mind to describe the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).
The breaking point for 20-year-old Lyteah Alexander came five years ago when she was bullied by two boys that she knew.
For a long time, Lisa Hall had no idea her small act of kindness had such a big impact on her former classmate’s life – that’s a big reason why she’ll be supporting Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 26 May.