For Riccarton Junior Knights Rugby League Club, Pink Shirt Day is a chance to celebrate and promote the true meaning of team mates.
For a long time, Lisa Maree 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.
Constable Bryan, who is one half of the dynamic television duo known as Bryan and Bobby, has been a keen supporter of Pink Shirt Day even before it arrived in New Zealand.
Arish Naresh believes standing up against bullying is a strong step towards elimination of wider discrimination in Aotearoa.
Mikayla Creswell, a student at Otago Polytechnic, knows all too well the effects bullying can have on young people. She’s taking part in Pink Shirt Day to show others that they’re not alone.
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.
When Jacqui 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.
Karley Johns and her daughter Melany have both had experience being bullied. Karley was kind enough to share their story with us.
When Alofia moved from Samoa she thought it was the start of a great adventure, but soon found it was not the same going to a big city school in Auckland.
Following the 2011 earthquakes, Hamish's school merged with a few other schools. Some of the new kids tried to make friends by tearing others down, and Hamish became a target.
Barry Hart’s son Josh was 8 years old when the texts started. “He would get text bombed at one am, four or five kids at a time sending him terrible messages, every night."
I am Jesse and I have a condition called neurofibromatosis. I would like to share with you my story, as someone who has experienced chronic bullying.
Young people who identify as queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, takataapui, fa’afafine, questioning or curious meet at Rainbow Youth HQ to support each other and have fun.
Adele White is the School Community Officer for Howick, Auckland, working to promote safety to schools in her area. She has lots of advice. PHOTO: FAIRFAX
Bullying can take place when someone is targeted because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, or that of someone within their family or friend group.
For Pink Shirt Day 2015, we ran a competition in partnership with the Defence Force to find five Pink Shirt Day Heroes from around New Zealand. Here are the five winning entries.
Ala Vaka, a year 13 student at James Cook High School, is proud to be part of a school which celebrates Pink Shirt Day