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[Video] Equality Riders arrested at Colorado Christian University

Soulforce visits the Georgia Captiol

Members of the Soulforce Equality Ride were arrested yesterday at Colorado Christian University for allegedly trespassing onto the school's campus.

Four Equality Riders were arrested alongside a local Denver activist, according to the Associated Press. The group posted video of the arrests on its Facebook page earlier today.

Soulforce says that the Equality Riders were attempting to host a “Bible study” on the school's campus.

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Soulforce Equality Ride burns through Georgia

Soulforce visits the Georgia Captiol

Soulforce, an organization dedicated to fighting anti-LGBT religious and political oppression, brought its Equality Ride to Georgia earlier this month, attending a protest, speaking at colleges and attending town halls during its four-day trek through the Peach State.

This year marks the second year that the Equality Ride passed through Georgia. It began in 2006 and has seen more than 100 riders participating in dialogue in more than 50 schools across the country.

For J. Mason, co-director of the Equality Ride, the highlight of the visit was a meeting with the president of Carver College, Robert Crummie. Mason, 27, identifies as transmasculine.

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Atlanta ‘Rick Bus’ stop draws local, national activists

Members of Soulforce at the 'Rick Bus' protest

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 Georgia in time for the rally.

Several speakers addressed the handful of attendees who gathered to support Santorum ahead of the state's Super Tuesday primary. A few Georgia politicians and a small group of local supporters were on-hand for today's rally.

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Soulforce Equality Ride plans stops in Atlanta

SoulForce prepares for Equality Ride

Soulforce, an organization dedicated to fighting anti-LGBT religious and political oppression, takes its message to the road again this spring, planning stops in 12 cities around the country. The Equality Ride visits Atlanta and Athens, Ga., on March 5-9.

The itinerary was still being planned at press time, but Georgia events currently scheduled include a discussion on spiritual non-violence at the University of Georgia in Athens on March 5, a conversation with Muslims for Progressive Values in Atlanta on March 7, and “From the Mountain Top: A Dialogue for Black LGBTQ Folks of Faith” at Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland Church  on March 9.  Details about the events will be posted online at www.equalityride.com

The goal of the Soulforce Equality Ride is to both inspire its young participants and engage with anti-gay religious institutions.