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Man walks 6,000 miles to raise awareness on gender discrimination

Monday - 2/25/2013, 8:53am  ET

Bob Madigan, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - After wearing out at least 21 pairs of walking shoes, Alan Bounville ended his 6,000 mile awareness walk in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. It was a very long walk "Into The Light" to end gender discrimination.

Since leaving Seattle, Wash. on May 31, 2011, Bounville walked from coast to coast pushing a cart with two rainbow-colored signs that read, "Full Equality NOW!"

It was his personal push for full equality based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. The walk did not take a direct route because he held many candlelight vigils at the specific places where people have been murdered or have taken their own lives due to gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation discrimination.

At the White House last evening, Bounville held another candle light vigil and read a number of the those more than a thousand names. He documented his journey on his website and on YouTube.

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