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.
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