McBLOG: Pink Shirt Day is RSE in drag


Many parents are not aware that, while well-intentioned, Pink Shirt Day (coming up on May 17) is being used by activists to politicise gender theory and sexual identity of school children under the guise of anti-bullying programmes, rather than deal appropriately with the issue of school bullying which we’re all concerned about. Pink Shirt Days are predominantly and have always been about promoting an LGBT-narrative. Here’s the proof.



Many parents are not aware that, while well-intentioned, Pink Shirt Day is being used by activists to politicise gender theory and sexual identity of school children under the guise of anti-bullying programmes, rather than deal appropriately with the issue of school bullying which we’re all concerned about. Pink Shirt Days are predominantly and have always been about promoting an LGBT-narrative.

Pink Shirt day is coming up at the end of next week. Now I never realised this but Pink Shirt Day is an annual event against bullying, held in only 2 countries in the world – Canada where it started, and New Zealand. You get this impression that it’s all over the world – but nope. Just us and Canada.

If you read the blurb on Pink Shirt Day, it’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or cultural background.

Well, valued and respected if you agree with the organisers.

Parents and school leaders need to understand Pink Shirt Day for what it is. It’s predominantly about promoting an LGBT-narrative. Um… It’s kind of, fairly clear, well blatantly obvious when you look at the main logo. Yep.

Here’s the booklet for schools. On the page talking about types of bullying, there’s primarily one focus

Homophobic, biphobic and/or transphobic bullying all refer to bullying based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. In Aotearoa, rangatahi who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, takatāpui or other sexuality and gender diverse communities – also referred to as the rainbow community – experience higher rates of bullying.


Tauira who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, or other sexuality and gender diverse communities, experience higher rates of bullying.

And further down, a group of students including a non-binary student who successfully campaigned their school’s leadership team to introduce gender neutral bathrooms.

Common theme – and you can see, it’s not all bullying. They pretend it is – but it’s not really.

The appendix at the back ironically quotes in large bold writing two studies which are actually from 2008 and 2009, and then the rest are from the Counting Ourselves survey which we’ve already highlighted as being advocacy research by a pro trans unit and deeply flawed.

In fact, on the resource, I did a check for the words race, ethnicity, religion, Christian, Muslim, disabilities, weight (and reference to appearance). None! Nope – bullying of these groups is irrelevant. There’s token gestures to these groups by talking about bullying in general throughout the advertising, but no specifics.

However, on the other hand, the words ‘Gender’ appears 23 times, ‘sexuality’ or ‘sexualities’ 7 times, some form of ‘trans’ 9 times, some form of ‘phobic’ 8 times.

And as the teacher resource says, Pink Shirt Day is focused on “Rangatahi/young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or other sexuality and gender diverse communities (LGBTQIA+)”

Unfortunately overweight students, religious kids, students with acne or a speech impediment or a physical disability, or who are struggling academically, or students from a different culture don’t have a ‘lobby group’ or ‘cross party parliamentary network’.  Yet depression and suicide are also associated with these types of bullying.

While the predominant focus of anti-bullying days like Pink Shirt Day want to focus on so-called ‘homophobia’ ‘biphobia’ and ‘transphobia’, schools and students and parents want the focus to be on 
all students who are bullied, for whatever reason, and who deserve support and protection. And that’s what most schools are doing – and will be doing.

Here’s the recommended book list for Pink Shirt Day which includes
Life isn’t binary: On being both, beyond and inbetween

My shadow is pink – a book about a young boy, born with a pink shadow that loves princess, dresses and “things not for boys”. According to Amazon, the book empowers LBGTQ children and teaches children the concept of diversity, equality and inclusion.

Seeing Gender: an illustrated guide to identity and expression. 

The savvy ally: A guide for becoming a skilled LGBTQ+ advocate

Raven Wild The tale of a mystical gem and one woman’s journey of self-determination in transition from the boy she once presented herself to be into the woman and hero that she would come to know herself as.

Presenting to us a world in which those within the wider spectrum of queer identity are able to merely exist in a space outside of the oppressive cis-heteronormative patriarchal structures that we often find ourselves confined to, Raven Wild is the story of Raven and a young women’s journey through self-discovery and the affirmation of her experience and existence. And an affirmation of the existence of gender diversity and of trans people.

This year they’ve recommended some additional books including

Raising LGBTQ Allies: A parent’s guide to changing the messages from the playground

Tompkins walks parents through the many ways they can prevent new generations from adopting homophobic and transphobic beliefs, and to explore their own biases. A lot of this book addresses the specific American landscape; in particular the way the church and State vs Federal intricacies impact on how LGBTQ+ is addressed

Promised land

Promised land is an LGBTQIA+ themed children’s book. The main characters Jack, a farm boy, and Leo, a prince.

Maiden voyage

We have a kick-ass princess who is not afraid to take charge, go on an adventure and fall in love with someone of the same gender.


“Rick’ is an engaging novel about an 11 year old asexual…not sexually attracted – but that means he must be LGBTQIA+

Inclusion alphabet: ABCs for everyone

The Inclusion Alphabet:

Now to be fair there are some good anti-bullying books recommended which cover ALL forms of bullying – but it’s very obvious where the emphasis or focus starts

Now who are the sponsors? The usual culprits – Mental Health Foundation, Inside Out, Human Rights Commission – all government funded

Cook Island Development Agency – never heard of them – but likely govt funded

And Cotton On – remember that when you go shopping next time.

But the main sponsor is the Mental Health Foundation and InsideOut. And the Mental Health Foundation are doing a campaign to retain the radical RSE programme in schools with extreme sexuality and gender ideology.

But the Mental Health Foundation isn’t too keen on parents rights.

It’s not the parent’s right to decide whether a child should be equipped for life. It’s our job. Parents are just “part” of the process. Primary age should be indoctrinated with extreme sexuality and gender fluidity – because Shaun says its his job – it’s the state’s job – not you as the parents. Shocking.

This is the government funded organisation – alongside the radical InsideOut group which is part of RainbowYouth.

By the way, the Open Letter only has 4,100 signatures which, given all the media coverage and support, is pretty pitiful. Maybe they should be aware of this

A recent poll found that only 15% think primary age children should be taught they can choose their gender and that it can be changed through hormone treatment and surgery if they want it to be, while two out of three (69%) say they shouldn’t. Opposition to gender ideology has grown significantly from a similar poll in 2019 where only 54% said children should not be taught this, and 35% said they should.

The Mental Health Foundation is on another planet to parents in this area.

And so what happens to all the Funding

Once again, Pink Shirt Day will “Fund InsideOUT to run rainbow-inclusive workshops in schools around Aotearoa.”

That’s gender fluidity and radical sexuality ideology via the RSE programme.

Pink Shirt Day Kaupapa?

More ways to keep the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa alive all year round: Check out InsideOUT’s resources for creating safe and inclusive school environments for rainbow rangatahi. From bullying to bathrooms, their resources cover all aspects your school may need to think about.  

They’re very blatant about what they are pushing long term.
“Thinking about keeping up the mahi? Dealing with bullying in the future.”
Start a rainbow diversity group. Celebrate schools pride week. Bring in InsideOut to the school.
Review School Policies around Rainbow Inclusivity, Making Schools Safer for Trans and Gender Diverse Youth, and Legal Rights at School for Rainbow Young People.

It’s pretty clear what the mahi is, and it’s definitely not ALL bullying, sadly.

Finally let’s just check some of the advertising that young people will be seeing

This is from 2 years ago – Pink Shirt Day is supposed to be about ALL bullying – BUT the transgender InsideOut staffer promotes only one type of bullying

Pink Shirt also promotes International Day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

And Schools’ Pride Week

And drag queens

And in the greatest irony of our time, Shaneel Lal – stop bullying

Yes – this Shaneel

Bullying is ok – especially if the victim is Posie Parker who wants to talk about the definition of woman being adult human female

If you still think Pink Shirt Day is about ALL bullying, I have a bridge to sell you.

Please note – we’re not telling you whether you should or should not observe Pink Shirt Day. It’s your decision. We just think you should know what’s driving this day and the agenda behind it. Many people simply haven’t been aware.

Let’s help schools focus on ALL forms of bullying, on ALL victims.

Supporting Pink Shirt Day – no matter how you do it – or what narrative you may present in your school – it’s still supporting a radical sexuality and gender ideology being pushed towards your children & grandchildren.

Just finally

The Green party are against bullying and are big supporters of Pink Shirt Day – which is kinda ironic given


Yes you can bully cis white males. This

Apparently you can bully Maori and Pasifika. This

You can bully migrant workers. This

You can bully Jewish children. And this

You can definitely bully white cis men

Let’s end ALL forms of bullying – not just the ones that the Mental Health Foundation and RainbowYouth and InsideOut are obsessed with.

Learn More:

Revealed: Pink Shirt Day is not really about bullying

Greens & Labour are politicising bullying in schools

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