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**MEDIA ADVISORY: April 1-5**
National “Equality Ride” Young
Activists to Protest New
Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Discriminatory
Policies Next Tuesday
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Social Justice BusTour to Bring Message of Acceptance to New Orleans Area
NEW ORLEANS, LA
ce’s “Equality Ride” –
a national social justice bus tourthat promotes a message of acceptance to discriminatory evangelical colleges and universities
announced that the 17 young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activistsaboard the bus will be visiting the New Orleans area next week from Sunday, April1 throughThursday, April 5.
In conjunction with the New Orleans stop, the “Equality Ride” will hold a discussion
onintersectional justice with the University of New Orleans UNITY group on Monday, April 2 andvisit New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) on Tuesday, April 3 to protest theschool's discriminatory policies against LGBTQ people and their allies.While at
NOBTS, the “Equality Ride”
activists will deliver a message of acceptance and supportfor students, faculty and staff living in silence and fear. The non-violent protest will address theschool
-LGBTQ policies and its lack of an anti-discrimination or bullying policy that wouldspecifically protect the rights and safety of all students, regardless of their sexual orientation orgender identity.
Soulforce Equality Ride New Orleans Events Open to the Press:WHO:
Soulforce -- a nonprofit organization committed to the freedom of lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people from political and spiritual oppression. Currently in its
fifth tour of the national “Equality Ride,” Soulforce's 2012 social justice bus tour is traveling
across the country from Philadelphia, Pa. to San Francisco, Calif.
University of New Orleans UNITY group meeting and discussion on intersectional justice
Monday, April 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fair Grinds Coffee House, 3133 Ponce De Leon St., New Orleans, LA 70119----------