Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Get on the bus to DC for LGBT equality!

Join Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people and allies from across Western Massachusetts as we march on Washington, DC on Sunday, October 11, 2009, to demand full equality in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states: NOW!

To learn more about the march, visit the main march website

Buses will be leaving from Amherst and Northampton.
A round-trip ticket for one person is $60-$120 (sliding scale-pay more than $60 to help low-income marchers attend).

Spaces are filling up quickly, so reserve your seat today!

To reserve and pay for a spot on the bus, email us at or call 617-851-5354 to confirm that there is space.

You can pay by cash or check, so I will either send you an email with an address to mail a check (made out to "Equality WMass") or let you know where we will be tabling in the community that week (see schedule at left) so you can pay in person.

We've also set up a Paypal account if you'd like to pay online through your Paypal balance, bank account, or credit card. Just click the "Donate" button below. Please note that if you pay by this method, add $2.04 to your amount (Paypal charges a fee: so a minimum of $62.04), and email us at or call 617-851-5354 so we make sure to get your information and register that you paid.

Also, PLEASE DONATE what you can! You can sponsor a seat for a low-income activist for $60, one and a half for $90, or two for $120. But, of course, any amount helps!

The buses will be leaving a little after 1am on Sunday, Oct. 11, arriving in Washington, DC at about 9:30am. They will leave DC at 6:30pm the same day (Sunday), and arrive back in Amherst and Northampton early Monday morning (Columbus Day) around 2:30am.

Stay tuned for more details on exact pickup/drop-off times and locations. Once the details have been finalized, we will email you or call you and post the information here, so check this site regularly.