After an event in New York City last week raised over $14,000 for the National Equality March, Equality Across America announced it has met it's fundraising goal of $250,000. The gala at NYC hotspot Elmo was hosted by actor Allan Cumming, former Big Brother contestant Will Wikle, rainbow flag designer Gilbert Baker, Lt Dan Choi and a former member of the Village People, Randy Jones.
A recent Dallas event raised over $17,000 for the march. Four individuals have given over $10,000 each directly to the march for a combined total of $145,000. The Arcus Foundation also gave $50,000 to help the group meet their goal.
The group also announced the final plans for the march permit and route this week. The protest will cover 2.33 miles and will take marchers down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House - an almost impossible option since the September 11th attacks.
Marchers are requested to gather on 15th Street at I Street. The group will be staging on 15th Street between I Street and M Street. Nearby Metro stops are McPherson Square and Farragut West on the Blue and Orange Lines and Farragut North on the Red Line.
See after the jump for a larger version of the map and a detailed description of the route.