News Archive 2009-2018

Campus Blanketed in Yellow for Yellow Shirt Day Archives

Yesterday was Yellow Shirt Day at Bowdoin, and about 800 students wore their yellow shirts all day in support of the College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ) community.

The tradition was sparked seven years ago when students decided to wear yellow to show their solidarity in opposing a speaker on campus who was speaking out against a gay-rights referendum. Bowdoin’s Queer Straight Alliance, BQSA, sponsors Yellow Shirt Day, which this year was organized by Jasmine Bailey ’14.