“Now on its fifth tour, the Equality Ride has visited over 70 fundamentalist, anti-LGBTQ religious colleges and universities and has allowed emerging young leaders to unite in the struggle for common equality and justice for LGBTQ people and other oppressed minorities,” leaders explained in a press release.
This year’s 17 riders include Chelsea Fullerton from Athens, Ga., a 2011 UGA graduate.
“Social and religious justice for the LGBT community has been an issue on my heart for some time, and I believe wholeheartedly in the unyielding yet loving spirit of the ride,” Fullerton said.
Other stops on this year’s Equality Ride include Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Dallas, Abilene, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and San Francisco.
Top photo: This year’s Soulforce Equality Riders will visit Georgia from March 5 to March 9. (courtesy Soulforce)