|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 Hit the Road campaign virtual rider pages like this one helps to make the Soulforce Equality Ride possible. Visit www.equalityride.com to learn more or set up your own virtual rider page! Apply to Hit The Road here!|
Peter Drake and Philippe Berthoud
San Francisco, CA
The COIL Foundation exists to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people, and to promote their well-being through emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. We do this by enabling people to Come Out of their closet, Into the Light of who they are as they were made to be.
Peter Drake is the Executive Director, and Philippe Berthoud is the Founding Director. Together they joined Soulforce in a civil disobedience action at the 2010 Presbyterian General Assembly.
From COIL Foundation
The goals of the Hit the Road campaign, and the objectives and heritage of the Soulforce Equality Rides, are consistent with all that COIL stands for. We hope that you will join us in supporting the amazing work of Soulforce through the next Equality Ride. Over the years, these Rides have had a huge impact on the institutions visited by the Riders, and have trained up a whole new generation of leaders in the cause of LGBTQ Justice!