Manitoba marks Day of Pink with new resources for schools

What colour are you wearing today?

Many Manitobans are wearing pink to mark the international day against bullying, discrimination, homophobia and transphobia.

The Manitoba government is marking the day by introducing resources to help stop bullying online and in schools.

A new resource guide called MB MyGSA will help students, educators and parents work together to encourage safer and more inclusive schools.

The online guide is based on amendments to the Public Schools Act that requires schools to accommodate students who want to start gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and other equity groups.

The provincial government teamed up with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust to develop the guide, which has information on topics such as the challenges faced by LGBTQ youth and their families, and the tools counsellors can use to help them…