The men in blue are showing their true colours in Toronto – dyeing to help the LGBT community.

In a stand against homophobia and bullying, police officer Luke Watson has dyed his hair hot pink.

And his natural blond locks may not be returning any time soon.

Watson promised that for every 1000 re-tweets of a picture of his new style, he’d keep the hair colour for another week.

Every 100 re-tweets means another day of pink locks. The initial picture to #StopBullyingNow went viral, amassing 1000 re-tweets within two hours.

Watson’s new look is in honour of International Day of Pink (April 8), a day of events to “raise awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny and all forms of bullying”.

It was started by two heterosexual teens in Nova Scotia who wanted to stand in solidarity with a gay student who was bullied while wearing a pink shirt.

Toronto Police have been attending Day of Pink events for years, spokesman Kevin Masterman told the Daily News.

We’re supportive of the event – and of Watson’s hair colour,” he said.

Fortunately, Masterman said he was not aware of a police regulation against having pink hair.



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