The collection includes clippings, certificates, proclamations, and digital copies of websites, Facebook pages, Flickr pages,
online articles, letters to the United States President, photographs, and YouTube postings regarding Richard Noble's Walk
Across America, 2011-2012. Richard Noble made the 15-month spiritual journey with a rainbow flag to raise awareness of LGBT
bullying and hate crimes and to promote the American Equality Bill, a proposed addendum to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that
would provide protections for LGBT people.
Richard Noble's Walk Across America raised awareness of LGBT bullying and hate crimes and promoted the American Equality Bill,
a proposed addendum to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would provide protections for LGBT people. Richard Noble left Golden
Gate Bridge in San Francisco carrying a rainbow flag on March 12th, 2011, and ended his trip in Jacksonville, FL, on June
9, 2012. The 2,700-mile, 15-month, 10-state walk included meetings with activist leaders; local, state, and federal politicians;
and Native American elders. A rescue dog joined Noble in Texas and was named Trinity, the equality dog, accompanying him the
final 700 miles of the journey. Over the course of the journey, Noble’s rainbow flag was adorned with LGBT mementos from his
journey, including Native American gifts, ash from the New Orleans Lounge fire, and barbed wire from the spot of Matthew Shepard’s
death. He received official recognitions from local and state politicians, Native American tribes, and LGBT communities and
organizations, and had numerous days named in honor of him and the American Equality Bill.
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