Clinton Mississippi Police tell Equality Riders to get out of town; five arrested at Mississippi College

TweetYesterday was our stop at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS. You’ll remember from a few days ago when I posted the story on how the City of Clinton Police Department had attempted to restrict our Constitutionally-protected rights to free speech and peaceful assembly. One of the Police’s restrictions was that we would be arrested if we walked on a public sidewalk anywhere within the city limits if in groups of four or more individuals.... Read More

Six national LGBT organizations write joint letter to mayor of Clinton, Mississippi

TweetIn response to Thursday’s occurrences, when the Clinton, MS, police told Equality Riders to get out of their town, the leaders of six major, national LGBT advocacy organizations have written a joint letter to the mayor of the City of Clinton. The letter is signed by: Kevin Cathcart (Executive Director, Lambda Legal), Matt Foreman (Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force), Neil Giuliano (President, Gay & Lesbian Alliance... Read More

Clinton police deny any wrongdoing in harassment of Equality Riders

TweetIn an article from today’s Clarion Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi), the City of Clinton Police Department has denied any wrong-doing in the harassment of the Equality Riders. I’ve posted much on the subject: On Thursday, March 22, 2007, as we were trying to gather all of our Riders, a police officer with the Clinton Police Department pulled our bus over three times in what was only a five to ten minute time period, threatened to arrest... Read More

Updates on Baylor arrests, Mississippi College on Thursday

TweetThe five Equality Riders and one Baylor University student kept in jail overnight after being arrested on Tuesday were released close to Noon on Wednesday after a judge set bail for about $2000 each (for a simple trespassing charge!!!). The Riders are on their way as we speak to Clinton, Mississippi. The rest of us headed over here earlier on Wednesday. Our stop at Mississippi College (another Baptist school) is scheduled for tomorrow. For the... Read More

Clinton, MS, police attempts to deny Soulforce Constitutionally protected assembly/speech rights

TweetPlease see bottom of this post for an IMPORTANT UPDATE on the situation in Clinton, MS. On March 22nd and 23rd, the Eastbound Soulforce Equality Ride bus is scheduled to stop in the City of Clinton, Mississippi, in order to visit the campus of Mississippi College, a private Baptist college affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. In planning for the stop, co-organizers Stephen Krebs and Enku Ide contacted the Clinton Police Department... Read More

Change here is doubtful, hope our salvation

TweetIn 2007, I felt humbled and privileged to be a part of a journey that I know I will remember for the rest of my life. “Unique” and “life-changing” barely describe the experiences and memories made during those two Spring months on the Ride — although depending on where we were, those months could have certainly been described as Winter or Summer. Riders on the 2007 Equality Ride Eastern Route gather April 4,... Read More

InterstateQ.com’s top stories of 2007

TweetThe past year certainly has been an interesting one here at InterstateQ.com. From personal changes and trips around the country to website changes and the advancement of my professional career, this year has seen exciting progressions, some slight setbacks and history making occurances in my life, the life of the LGBT community and the life of InterstateQ.com We take you back now for a year in review, of the top stories on InterstateQ.com. ‘Q-Triad’... Read More

Another article in the News & Record

TweetHad another article published in the Greensboro News & Record today. My friend John told me it was published… Gay rights activists endure tough road By Tom Steadman, Staff Writer July 16, 2007 He was arrested in Grand Rapids, Mich., and barred from a dozen college campuses, and he wondered if he’d ever get out of Clinton, Miss. But UNCG sophomore Matt Hill Comer says the two-month bus trip he took this year as part of the 2007... Read More

Honored by the “powers that be”

TweetThis past weekend, the Equality Ride Eastbound took a pit-stop in New York City for a Saturday evening fundraiser. What we received there was a wonderful, open and affirming community. We also received many great honors, from city, state and national representatives. First was a proclamation from the New York City Council and then a proclamation from the New York Senate. We also received a copy of text which will be inserted into the Congressional... Read More

Soulforce Youth

Tweetwww.interstateq.com/soulforce/ This page contains resources and links to information on Soulforce Youth actions, including the 2007 Equality Rides, the Right to Serve Campaign (including Greensboro, NC) and the recent Equality Ride. The 2007 Equality Rides Official website: www.equalityride.com InterstateQ Archived Posts: Soulforce/Equality Ride InterstateQ Videos on the Equality Ride InterstateQ Photo Gallery: Equality Ride Equality Ride Bloggers... Read More

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