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Oct 7, 2009 2:48 PM by Jthibodeaux

UL students plan to attend march for equality in Washington, D.C. this weekend

Lafayette students, including the founder of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Acadiana, will be traveling to Washington, DC this weekend to participate in an equality march. About 100,000 people are expected to attend the march on the National Mall, focusing attention on the need for equality.

"This is an opportunity to show the nation that we are serious about equality, and that it is only fair we get represented," said Joey Collins a public relations senior at UL. Collins is also the founder of PFLAG Acadiana.

Collins will be traveling from Lafayette Friday morning and will arrive in the nation's capitol Friday around mid-day. He will be joined by UL Lafayette senior and advertising major, Ryan Rogers.

They both hope to bring a local perspective to the national meeting.

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