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On the Road to Equality – HRC Announces Equality Bus Tour

HRC is announcing a 12 week, nationwide bus tour to advance equality. The tour will spread the message of equality by educating the American public and empowering LGBT people to become advocates for themselves and their families.  “On the Road to Equality” will visit 17 cities in 11 states and D.C., with particular emphasis on the Midwest and South – where there are limited legal protections for LGBT people and living openly and honestly can be difficult.

The bus will be accompanied by an exhibit offering primers on everyday life topics including: your family, your health, your rights, your community, your faith, your workplace and your story. Separate from the bus, HRC will offer a variety of workshops and educational seminars with particular emphasis on workplace and healthcare equality, schools and bullying issues and religion and faith.

HRC also released new polling data showing Americans widely support LGBT equality issues. The poll shows support for marriage equality at 51 percent (43 percent in the Midwest and South); support for non-discrimination protections for LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations registered strong nationally at 79 percent; as is support for protections against bullying in schools at 73 percent.  Respondents also overwhelmingly say anti-gay discrimination is a problem (79 percent) and anti-transgender discrimination is a problem (74 percent).

Check out the tour schedule below, and learn more at  www.hrc.org/EqualityTourPress.

Aug 12-14         Salt Lake City, UT

Aug 19-21         Omaha & Lincoln, NE

Aug 26-28         Lawrence, KS & Kansas City, MO

Sept 1-5             New Orleans, LA

Sept 9-11           Austin & College Station, TX

Sept 16-18         Little Rock, AR

Sept 23-25         Louisville & Lexington, KY

Sept 30-Oct 3    Washington, DC

Oct 7-9               Atlanta, GA

Oct 14-16          Birmingham & Tuscaloosa, AL

Oct 21-23          Jacksonville, FL

Oct 28-30          Orlando, FL

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