Luke Watson, a Toronto police officer underwent a striking makeover in an effort to go against homophobia and anti-gay discrimination.
In respect to the International Day of Pink, Watson had his blond hair dyed to a radiating fuchsia while his colleague Ryan Willmer documented the whole transformation and posted it on social media. Watson walked with pride as he and Willmer visited area schools on April 8.
The officer isn’t planning to change back to his natural blond anytime soon. Watson swore to keep the flashy look an additional week for every 1,000 re-tweets his picture gets and an additional day added after every 100 tweets.
Based on the thousands of retweets, looks like he’ll be keeping the pink for a while
International Day of the Pink is an event launched by two straight high-school students from Nova Scotia. Its main goal is to “celebrate diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transmisogyny, transphobia, and all forms of bullying,” as stated in their official Web site.
Officials posted on their site, “The Day of Pink is more than just a symbol of a shared belief in celebrating diversity—it’s also a commitment to being open-minded, accepting differences, and learning to respect each other.”
Good work, Watson and Willmer!