Into the Light – In May 2011 a walk began. Embarking on a journey from the Pacific Northwest of the United States, walking 6,000 miles to Washington DC, the walk embodies one simple goal – an end to gender and sexual orientation discrimination. To accomplish this, walker Alan Bounville is encouraging people he meets along the journey to fight for full federal and social equality – nothing less.
During the walk there are numerous candlelight vigils held at the specific places where people have been murdered or have taken their own lives due to gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation discrimination. Walker Alan Bounville is also providing gender expression/identity, social movement, civil disobedience and theatre of the oppressed workshops as well as performing solo plays inspiring people to walk into their own light and true potential.
Into the Light walk is asking for donations that will cover basic expenses. And, 10% of every dollar raised will go directly to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, an organization whose mission is aligned with the purpose of this walk.