News Archive 2009-2018

Bowdoin Turns Yellow for Yellow Shirt Day Archives

Students, staff, faculty and one golden retriever donned yellow shirts on Thursday for Yellow Shirt Day, an annual Bowdoin tradition. Each fall, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance sells hundreds of yellow T-shirts to the Bowdoin community to wear in support of the College’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning members.

Bowdoin students have been wearing yellow one day each fall ever since Michael Heath came to campus in 2005 to speak about his effort to overturn a state law that banned sexual orientation discrimination. Students protested his views by wearing yellow to his talk.