Richard with the owners of Tucan’s in Palm Springs for the short film festival. These friendly foes became the sponsor of the iPhone4 in the Walk for Equality.
Richard Noble with Iranian film maker Hossein Keshavarz for the film Dog Sweat in which underground gay life was filmed realistic while on location in Iran. The film maker could be sent to prison if he returns to Iran for filming this.
Richard Noble with actor Ed Gould who said after being told about the walk across America, “I will walk with you in spirit.”
Richard Noble with Corporal Evelyn Thomas after walking 64 miles to the 29 Palms marine base to hang the Rainbow flag in support of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
Laughing Yogi with Richard Noble on one of Noble’s manufantured silk/wool meditation carepts at Crystal Fantasy Healing Center in Palm Springs.
Gold Olympic Medal diver Greg Louganis with employee from EQCA and Richard Noble at a Malibu fundraiser for Equality California.
Charles Robbins, Executive Director of The Trevor Project and Richard Noble at an Oscar Night fundraising event in which Dustin Lance Black received an Oscar for his writing of the film MILK.
Richard and Michael modeling for the NOH(8) campaign in an effort to bring awareness against the Yes on 8 VOTE that disabled LGBT Americans from getting married in California. It in currently in the courts.
Richard Noble in 9 day hunger strike protesting the bullying of LGBT youth that has resulted in numerous suicides.
A 12 person march to the High School with the Rainbow flag insisting on sexual orientation and gender identity awareness and sensitivity in the high school.
This was followed by a You Tube video on Consequences for Bullies.
Richard Noble speaking with Lt. Governor, Gavin Newsom, then the mayor of San Francisco about federal support for gay marriage.
Dan Fotou (Get EQAUL) and myself in front of the White House on the very first day LGBT Americans could enlist openly. It was overturned the next day and months later Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was repealed by the presidents signature. Activists were very doubtful of it’s success. I was not.
Saying high to an old acquaintance, James Franco. I truly love James and all the work he’s done. He’s come a long way from living out of the car where I met him bargaining over the pay phone. “By the way James, sorry for that time Jon and I crashed your audition behind Buzz coffee. LOL. It was very funny.”
Richard pointing at his heart necklace while Kenny Elkin points to the inner heart. One and the same. This picture created a riff in Kenny’s family when I showed it to his grandmother who’s old school Catholic. When Kenny’s mom found out about it, I got hell. Kenny was a good heterosexual friend until this photo. Who needs to always explain to friends and family you’re hetersoexual all the time just because you show support for equality and have close friends who are LGBT? He chose not to anymore.
A member of PFLAG in Palm Springs sent this to me in the mail a week before departure. It was so cool. I still have them.
Consulting with GLAAD before the walk.
Enjoying some time with LGBT Youth Advocate, Caleb Laieski at the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi at Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine and mediation center in Pacific Palisades.
Caleb and Richard honoring this bathroom sign at The Ellen Show.
Richard Noble after President Obama reached through the secret service to shake my hand after I held the sign below during his speech at USC. I was not going to let even the president off the hook for this discriminatory policy he had yet to change.