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Austin B-cycle Launches #RideWithPride Campaign

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Austin B-cycle is celebrating the recent Supreme Court decision that ruled in favor of marriage equality nationwide by launching its first #RideWithPride campaign for the month of July. For the entire month of July when Austin B-cycle’s blue #RideWithPride bike gets checked out, the organization will donate $4, up to $2000 total, to the Equality Texas Foundation, a local non-profit that works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans. Qualifying checkouts are those where the bike is checked out and returned to a different station or round trip checkouts of more than five minutes.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to recognize the fundamental human dignity of same sex couples who wish to marry is worthy of celebration,” said Elliott McFadden, Executive Director of Austin B-cycle. “Equality Texas has been on the front lines working for LGBT civil rights, and we have developed the #RideWithPride campaign to honor the work they continue to do.”

“The marriage victory is not the time to rest,” said Equality Texas executive director Chuck Smith. “Victory is the time to use this as fuel to power forward, to continue the mission, and to not stop until EVERY Texan has full equality. Hop on an Austin B-Cycle bike and help us ride towards full equality for all Texans.”

“Riding around the city you love while benefiting this great organization, it’s so simple and easy … just like Austin B-cycle,” McFadden added.

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Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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