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Annual ‘Equality Rides’Promote Gay Rights at Christian Colleges

oulforce, a social-justice charity in Abilene, Tex., takes the message of gay acceptance into places that are unlikely to want to hear it: the campuses of Christian colleges and universities, where students who come out of the closet can lose their scholarships, be expelled, or even be forced into controversial “reparative” therapies designed to end same-sex desires. The charity’s annual Equality Rides, now in their seventh year, feature a brightly painted bus and up to Read More

LDS officials meet with with Soulforce group

Representatives from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met Monday morning with leaders of the Soulforce Equality Ride, a national bus tour aimed at “promoting acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied Read More

Equality Ride leaders meet with LDS church officials

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – Monday marked a first for the LGBTQ community, a meeting with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Soulforce’s “Equality Ride” came to Salt Lake City for a few of their leaders to meet with representatives of the Read More

Huffington Post – Cindi Love: Teach Your Children Well

Early on Sunday, March 4, before the sun came up, I was outside a hotel in Philadelphia to say bon voyage to a bus full of young adult volunteers on the 2012 Soulforce Equality Ride. It was dark and cold outside, but the hope-filled energy and love of these young people lit up the block. Their first stop is Atlanta where they will spend five days. One of those days will be devoted to Carver Read More

VIDEO: Atlanta Rick Bus Stop

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Atlanta: Gays counter Rick Bus stop in Atlanta [Photos]

By Project Q Atlanta | Mar 5, 2012 | 5:53 PM Two buses and one brief yet poignant reminder of the fight for LGBT equality. That was the scene on a sunny Monday afternoon at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta. On the steps of the Gold Dome were about two-dozen supporters of Rick Santorum, the most vocally anti-gay candidate of the GOP presidential hopefuls. It was a rally for the Rick Bus, a tour Read More

Atlanta: Atlanta ‘Rick Bus’ stop draws local, national activists

Around 30 supporters of GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum gathered outside of the Georgia Capitol today as part of the Susan B. Anthony List’s “Rick Bus” tour. Noticeably absent was Maggie Gallagher, former chair of the National Organization for Marriage. Gallagher had been slated to speak at the event as late as today, according to the group’s website. An organizer for today’s rally said Gallagher was in Minnesota and was unable to make it to Read More

Rally at the State Capitol: Soulforce Equality Riders vs. The “Rick Bus”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 5, 2012 Media Contact: Paul Schappaugh, paul.schappaugh@gmail.com, 404-643-7366 MEDIA ADVISORY Rally at the State Capitol: Soulforce Equality Riders vs. The “Rick Bus” Pro-Equality Advocates Confront Maggie Gallager and Marilyn Musgrave During Their Anti-Equality Bus Tour ATLANTA, GA — This afternoon, advocates for the full equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Americans will confront some of the most vitriolic anti-equality forces at the State Capitol building. The “Rick Bus” — Read More