SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A nationwide tour pushing for better equality is kicking off in Utah. The Human Rights Campaign is hoping to help improve gay rights across the country, and its first stop is Friday in Salt Lake City.
The Human Rights Campaign is calling this tour "On the Road to Equality". It's a nationwide awareness bus tour, stopping in 17 cities in less than two and a half months. The goal is to spread the message of equality and empower gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people to stand for themselves.
Organizers are hoping their message will get the attention of state lawmakers and change laws to better protect gays and lesbians from bullying and discrimination, as well as give homosexual couples better legal rights.
The kickoff for the campaign starts Friday at 3:00 p.m. with a press conference at the Utah Pride Center located at 355 North 300 West in Salt Lake City. The festivities in Salt lake city will run Friday through Sunday. For more information on the stop festivities, click on the link embedded in this story.