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Driving Equality Across America

I am writing to announce an exciting new project I am launching, called Driving Equality ( During the summer of 2009, I will be going on an 85-day,15,000-mile road-trip, through all lower 48 states, to advance LGBT equality.

Check out to find out more about the project, read about me, take a look at my route, learn about the trip’s net-zero environmental impact, and consider donating or becoming a sponsor. When the trip starts, I will be updating the site on a daily basis with blog posts, photos, and videos.

Driving Equality is a trek across America to raise awareness of the various forms of discrimination faced by LGBT people in each state of the nation. Highlighting the differences in rights, laws, and amendments between the states will shed light on the current social standing of queer individuals today. I hope to create a dialogue about the disparities across the nation, and what can be done to end discrimination for all.

Read more after the flip.During the 85-day trip, I will be meeting with LGBT community organizers, activists, and any citizens willing to talk. Through these interviews, I will gain an understanding of the current political climates, and explore ways of combating discrimination. Throughout my journey, I will make frequent posts on the website, including photos and video clips.

The project will culminate with a documentary of my experience, with the aim of activating a discussion about potential strategies for ensuring equality.

Be sure to check out for more information. I am looking for people to talk with all over the country. If you are interested in learning more, or becoming part of the project, send me an email at

Check out this recent article in Bay Windows newspaper about Driving Equality.

Driving Equality Across America.

Chris Mason

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