Soulforce** has announced a major event for next summer, a traveling protest called Equality Ride.

At military and religious colleges around the nation, bans on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender enrollment force students into closets of fear and self-hate. These bans devalue the life of GLBT people and they slam the door on academic freedom. The Equality Ride empowers young adults to challenge these college bans.

Scheduled to take place in the spring of 2006, the Equality Ride will take 25–30 young adults on a seven-week bus tour to confront seven religious and/or military colleges that ban the enrollment of GLBT students. At each stop along the journey the members of the Equality Ride will present a powerful case for GLBT equality.

Where are they getting participants? They don’t have any yet, anyone can fill out an application here.

How much does it cost if you’re selected as an applicant? Nothing.

**A fringe group. A list of fringy activities Soulforce may or may not engage in on said bus trip can be found here. The bus may or may not have fringe on top causing participants to break into song.

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