Raleigh’s N.C. State GLBT Center and campus LGBT student organization are organizing a tour bus to take folks to Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11. Departing in the wee hours of the morning, the bus will travel to the nation’s capital for the National Equality March, which coincides with National Coming Out Day.
The N.C State GLBT Center’s director, Justine Hollingshead, tells Q-Notes the trip isn’t limited to students. For only $36, anyone can join the ride. She said she’s heard interest from as far away as Greensboro and Wilmington, as well as from students at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.
Hollingshead says it is important for students to have the opportunity to participate in the event.
“They really are going to be the ones to help move this cause forward,” she says of youth today. “They are going to be the core of the movement. For them to be a part of the March, to be there to feel that energy and interact with other people is extremely important.”
The university’s GLBT Center and gay student group are working together and will subsidize the $36 cost for N.C. State students. They’ll pay only $18. A continental breakfast will be provided, but riders must bring their own lunch or money for spending in D.C.
To grab your seat on the bus, head over to the GLBT Center’s website and register today: www.ncsu.edu/glbt