Last week I wrote about Soulforce’s annual Equality Ride, which is scheduled to make its inaugural visit to North Texas this year. Well now it appears the whole bus tour is in danger of being postponed due to a lack of funding. Here is the e-mail I received from Soulforce:
Equality Ride at a Critical Point — Your Help is Urgently Needed to Avoid Postponing the Ride!
Folks, due to the economic chaos in the country and subsequent downturn, the Equality Ride is in danger of not getting on the road. Several of our major funding sources have dried up. We absolutely have to raise $30,000 by 4pm EST TODAY or the ride is postponed. This would be a huge disappointment to the LGBT students who are looking forward to our arrival.
The Equality Ride is the signature program of the Soulforce young adults. It saves lives and opens minds. Of the 55 colleges and universities already visited, we’ve seen significant progress made in the official policies of several schools.
Nearly twenty schools have formed Gay-Straight Alliances and created “Safe Zones” for LGBT students. LGBT students have begun to come out of their closets to their friends, professors and families in order to live whole and complete lives.
Your support is urgently needed. Can you make a generous donation TODAY to get the Equality Ride bus rolling?