Good As You: EqualityRide Roundup

01/16/2009

Saturday night's alright (for fighting inequality)

Pro-gay programming note: Tomorrow night at 8pm (ET/PT), the Logo network will run the broadcast premiere of Equality U, a feature-length documentary about the Soulforce Equality Ride: Everything you need to know about Equality U [EqualityU.com] This is not to...

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04/16/2008

To do: Dance in west 50's to pull colleges from 1950's

You know those young Equality Riders who every year hop on a bus an visit some of the nation's most homophobic colleges in order to encourage positive dialogue on LGBT issues? Well tonight in NYC, the do-gooders are holding a...

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04/04/2007

Gays arrested for BJ demonstration (no bananas involved)

Three members of the Soulforce Equality Ride were arrested today when they tried to go on the campus of Bob Jones University to dialogue with students and officials about LGBT issues. Most shocking to us, however: In its 80 years...

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03/27/2007

Video: Poppin' a squat for equality

In protest of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler's comments in regards to reversing the sexual orientation of gays, the folks on the Soulforce Equality Ride decided to sit on their butts and do nothing: They should at least...

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03/08/2007

Well that didn't take long...

On the first day at their very first stop (Iowa's Dordt College), the Soulforce Equality's Ride's bus was vandalized with anti-gay slurs while the young gay activists slept in their hotel rooms: Because nothing says "I oppose you, yet don't...

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03/07/2007

Video: Soulforce gassin' up the bus

The good folks at Soulforce have begun their Equality Ride once again. Here is their kickoff video: We have nothing really to add, so we'd just like to wish the Equality Riders well as they head off to the nation's...

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04/26/2006

Nabbed again: Equality Riders arrested at West Point

Activists challenge ``don't ask, don't tell'' policy at West Point [AP via Newsday] EARLIER: Equality Ride rolls along and...well, you know the drill [4/12] Another Equality Ride stop, another trespassing citation [4/11] Oral action gets gay activists nabbed...again [3/21] Photos:...

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04/25/2006

Equality Riders head to West Point; ill-mannered, Cali-bound Midwesterners head west, point

The folks with the Soulforce Equality Ride [who grace this month's Advocate cover (pic.)] will tomorrow pull their acceptance-encouraging bus up to the gates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where they will hold a demonstration outside. Due...

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04/18/2006

Equality trekkers visited by star voyager

After the young activists with the Soulforce Equality Ride were shunned yesterday by Minneapolis' North Central University, they got a bit of a surprise when former "Star Trek" star and current homosexual, George Takei (pic), dropped by for a visit....

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04/12/2006

Equality Ride rolls along and...well, you know the drill

Rights tour again busted at BYU [Salt Lake Tribune] EARLIER: Another Equality Ride stop, another trespassing citation [4/11] Oral action gets gay activists nabbed...again [3/21] Photos: Six gay-rights advocates arrested at Regent University [3/15] ...as we arrest those that trespass...

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04/11/2006

Another Equality Ride stop, another trespassing citation

Gay activists escorted off BYU campus, arrested [Salt Lake Tribune] EARLIER: Oral action gets gay activists nabbed...again [3/21] Photos: Six gay-rights advocates arrested at Regent University [3/15] ...as we arrest those that trespass against us [3/10]

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03/21/2006

Oral action gets gay activists nabbed...again

Gay Protesters Arrested At ORU Campus [KOTV] PREVIOUS: Arrested at Liberty Univ. [AP via Yahoo! News] Arrested at Regenst Univ. [PilotOnline.com]

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03/20/2006

Correcting misrepresentation one militant/radical hijacking at a time

From an Agape Press piece on the Soulforce Equality Ride, in which they quote Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel: "When people like Mel White and his group Soulforce decide to make a very political, highly publicized event -- and not...

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03/17/2006

Equality Ride's ride gets fresh coat of hate

While parked at a hotel in Cleveland, TN, the bus being used by the Soulforce Equality Ride to cart them to various college campuses was reportedly spray painted with the words "Fags Mobile," an incident they are calling a hate...

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03/16/2006

After all these years, it's still Wildmon who stigmatizes the most offensively

Reacting to the Soulforce Equality Ride's visiting of various Christian colleges to discuss gay issues, the American Family Association's Don Wildmon (pic.) recently proposed his own hypothetical trip to "the homosexual bathhouses." On American Family Radio's AFA Report, Wildmon said,...

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03/15/2006

Chuggin' down the impartiality highway: Equality Ride heads to Tennessee

First, 20+ of them were arrested at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University; press on, they did. Then 6 were arrested at Pat Robertson's Regent University; deterred, they were not. Now, the gay activists with the Soulforce Equality Ride will try to...

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03/13/2006

Another day, another school from which Soulforce is banned

Apparently inspired by decision of Jerry Falwell's Liberty University's to have 20+ of the members arrested last Friday, the folks at Pat Robertson's Regent University have announced that they will have gay activists with the Soulforce Equality Ride cited for...

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03/10/2006

...as we arrest those that trespass against us

Making good on the school founder's warning that they wouldn't be allowed on the campus, 20+ gay rights activists with the Soulforce Equality Ride were arrested today at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Those apprehended were charged with trespassing; those attending...

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03/09/2006

Report: Falwell hopes activists... well, fall

"Pro-family" before "pro-family" was cool leader Jerry Falwell (pic.) is reportedly telling the 35 gay rights activists who plan to visit his Liberty University on Friday that they're not welcome on the campus. In a statement to the press regarding...

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