Karen Ocamb

Noble Crosses Finish Line in Jackson, FL After 15-Month Journey

Filed By Karen Ocamb | June 12, 2012 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: American Equality Bill, Richard Noble

Los Angeles-based LGBT rights activist Richard Noble finally crossed the finish line in his 15-month journey to raise awareness about the American Equality Bill. Richard-Noble-Cross-finish-line.jpgThe Jacksonville, Florida Times-Union reported.

LGBT equality activist Richard Noble crosses finish line in Jackson, Florida, with his dog Trinity on June 9, 2012 after a 15-month journey (Photo screen grab from video)

The idea: Walk across the nation carrying the rainbow gay pride flag while pushing for federal adoption of a law making discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal.

That federal law, called the American Equality Bill, is similar to the ordinance now being considered by the Jacksonville City Council.

Noble's walk, which started in California in March 2011, ended Saturday in Jacksonville.

More than a 100 people were on hand as he crossed the finish line, including some who spent time with him on the road, helping him this week as he got close to the end of his 15-month, 2,700-mile journey

The walk inspire him and, he said, and hopefully changed minds about the federal law.

"This isn't just about civil rights," he said. "This is about our lives."

More photos and video after the break.

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Rally for Richard Noble in Jacksonville, Florida on June 9 after he completed his cross-country walk for the American Equality Bill (Photo courtesy Richard Noble)


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