Kimmy, one of the riders, posted this beautiful reflection on her blog about the effects of the ride, that I wanted to share with everyone:
The students are like the water that flow over the falls. There is rapid and noticeable change. While we spent time in Houghton several students came out to us as LGBTQ while many others came out as allies. This is a massive and almost instant change. I remember after the Equality Ride came to my school in 2007 feeling like I was churning and swirling in my thoughts of what to do with all of the new thoughts and ideas planted by the Ride. Finally students will continue down the river and keep making changes along the way. I believe many of the students at Houghton will experience similar feelings. The school’s faculty and staff are more like the river bed because this will be a slower more gradual change. They heard from us and will continue hearing from the students long after we have left the school.