On Monday, April 27th, the Mayor of Cambridge, presented Driving Equality with the key to the city.
Mayor Simmons read a proclamation that was engrossed by the City Council that states:
WHEREAS: Driving Equality is a trek across America that is being orchestrated this summer by Cambridge resident and GLBT Commissioner Christopher to raise awareness of the various forms of discrimination faced by LGBT people in each state of the nation. Driving Equality will also highlight the differences in rights, laws, and amendments between the states, will shed light on the current social standing of queer individuals today, and create a dialogue about the disparities across the nation and what can be done to end discrimination for all; and
WHEREAS: During the 100-day trip, Christopher Mason will be meeting with LGBT community organizers, activists, and any citizens willing to talk. Through documented interviews, he will gain an understanding of the current political climates, and explore ways of combating discrimination. Throughout his journey, he will make frequent posts on his website, including photos and video clips; and.
WHEREAS: The Driving Equality route across the lower 48 states, and the documented progress of Christopher Mason’s 100 day trip this summer, can be monitored at http://www.DrivingEquality.com; and
WHEREAS: The project will culminate with a documentary of Mason’s experience with the aim of activating a discussion about potential strategies for ensuring equality; now therefore be it
RESOLVED: That the Cambridge City Council go on record wishing Cambridge GLBT Commissioner Christopher Mason a safe and successful journey as he delivers the message of equality from Cambridge; and be it further
RESOLVED: That the City Clerk be and hereby is requested to send a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to Mr. Mason on behalf of the entire City Council.