|The Soulforce Equality Ride is a two month social justice bus tour that confronts political and spiritual oppression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people. The ride began in 2006 and has visited hundreds of cities, colleges, universities, and other institutions. The 2012 ride will be the fifth tour. This year a large emphasis is being placed on intersectional justice (or the desire to practice social justice in a way that ends all oppression against all people) and community involvement. The participants of the Equality Ride are provided top notch training, transportation, housing, and food throughout the tour. Support from rider pages like this one helps to make the Soulforce Equality Ride possible. Visit www.equalityride.com to learn more!|
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Growing up in a single parent home as a gay male with religious, economic, and ethnic stigma bearing down on me, I have grown into a person who demands respect from others while giving respect in return. When I entered high school, I found out about the Attic Youth Center, an LGBTQ youth center, located in center city Philadelphia. It was a welcoming place where my education about the gay community expanded and I was able to network my way into it. Now I am the Youth Planning Committee president at the Attic, and I help the staff with issues that are specific to LGBTQ youth. I also lead the Youth Planning Committee in coming up with programming and supporting the space in any way possible. This experience has been a starting point for my future in activism.
In Ibrahim’s own words
Oppression is something that I learned about at an early age, and not being one to just roll over and take the punches I feel like the perspective of an educated and eloquent young person would definitely shock people who expect so little from me because of their own prejudices. The Soulforce Equality Ride, to me, is a response to outmoded approaches of faith that have a been a hindrance on the progression of the gay community.
|Susan Neil||California||$100||In Honor of Amy & Lynda|
|Eric Jackson||Pennsylvania||$100||Ibrahim has proven a strong, intelligent and kind young man with a bright future ahead of him. I hope this help him to attain the goals.|
|Shara Howard||Pennsylvania||$100||Ibrahim has proven a strong, intelligent and kind young man with a bright future ahead of him. I hope this help him to attain the goals.|
|Sara Gordon||Pennsylvania||$50||Have a wonderful time, Ibrahim. You are amazing!|
|Brenda Goode||Pennsylvania||$200||In memory of Sterling M. Goode|
|Cornelius Furgueson||Pennsylvania||$100||In Honor of Ibrahim Vicks|
|Kemar Jewel||Pennsylvania||$25||To my sis, Ibrahim. May you earn many hashtags (#) on your adventure|
|Tommy Atz||Pennsylvania||$25||Ibrahim, I am so proud of you! You have worked so hard to be a guiding light at The Attic for your peers and now your bringing your light across the country. Please remember I will be carrying you in my heart every day during this journey. I’m just a call away to remind you how bright I see your light any time you need a reminder.|
|Steve McIntyre and Chuck Phelan||California||$50|
|Robert Skaggs||Louisiana||$50||Ibrahim – looking forward to working with you on New Orleans. – Bob Skaggs and Parker Fortier|
|Bill Carpenter||Florida||$50||Blessings Ibrahim! Your voice is powerful and your heart is loving! What a combination! Peace – Bill|