First Stop “On the Road to Equality” a Success
August 15, 2011
After a great weekend of conversations, events, and fun, our bus rolled out of Salt Lake City last night. There is no doubt that we achieved our goals of raising awareness of LGBT equality in Utah and empowering Utah’s LGBT community to be advocates for themselves and their families. It was touching to see the number of people who came out to join us in support of fairness and equality.
Working with our partners at Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center, we were able to have the important conversations that are needed in Utah. We know the people of Utah strongly support equality, but their support has yet to lead to statewide protections in housing and employment. With our local partners and strong public support, we’re going to change that. The inaugural stop on our bus tour inspired us, and we’re more confident than ever that the “Road to Equality” begins in Salt Lake City.
We’d like to thank everyone who joined us in Salt Lake City, including Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, two allies in the fight for equality.
With the first stop behind us, the bus is off to Omaha, where we have another series of events that promises to be uplifting and informative in the fight for LGBT equality.