Why human rights, safe schools, and Pink Shirt Day matter

March 7, 2011

On February 21 the Vancouver board of education unanimously passed a motion of support for Bill C-389, a federal bill that would add gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act and Criminal Code. Gender identity and expression are common grounds for bullying and harassment among school-aged youth. As schools take part in antibullying campaigns on Pink Shirt Day (February 23), they should also show their support for Bill C-389. Read the full story in The Georgia Straight.