More News from the Equality Ride
From the Canton Rep
Lesbian and gay advocates brought a message of equality Friday to Malone University.
The faith-based university does not permit homosexual activity on campus, per its student conduct policy.
Soulforce, a nonproft organization, visited the campus to promote safe education for its community. Supporters advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community and — in this case — students.
They have been on a national bus tour, the 2010 Equality Ride, stopping at faith-based colleges across the country.
Caitlin MacIntyre, director of the Equality Ride, said they hope to build relationships with schools and create a safe place for all students.
Friday’s daylong event at Malone was not open to the public.
MacIntyre, 21, said her group wants LGBTQ students at Malone to feel affirmed by God, “that being queer and Christian are not mutually exclusive,” she said.