Equality Ride: Naval Academy

On October 21, the Soulforce Equality Ride, along with concerned citizens from around the Washington, D.C. area, will arrive by bus at the United States Naval Academy to take a stand against the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, banning the enlistment of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender midshipmen.

The direct action at the Naval Academy is part of Soulforce’s "Equality Ride," a nationwide bus tour to institutions of higher learning that discriminate against GLBT people. To learn more about this action, go to www.equalityride.com/navy.

Update:

Report on the Equality Ride’s Journey to the United States Naval Academy (10/29/2005)

Media Coverage:

365gay.com: Gay Protestors Ignore Threats, March Into Naval Academy (10/21/05)

WBALTV Video: Protesters Allowed Inside Naval Academy (10/21/05)
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WBALTV Story: Protesters Allowed Inside Naval Academy (10/21/05)

The Washington Post: Naval Academy Warns Off Gay Protest (10/20/05)

The Navy Times: Gay Rights Protesters Barred from Academy Grounds (10/20/05)

WBALTV: Naval Academy Warns Protest Could End in Arrests (10/20/05)

NBC4: Naval Academy Warns Protesters – Demonstration Could End in Arrests (10/20/05)

The Capital: Academy Warns Gay Rights Activists (10/19/05)

Current Midshipmen at the Academy:

Sign the Petition stating your readiness to serve alongside gay & lesbian people

How You Can Help:

Tell a friend about the Equality Ride Action to the Naval Academy

Help fuel the Equality Ride with a financial contribution

Help with a quick donation to Soulforce

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