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MALIBU – In an effort to raise money and awareness crucial for GLBT rights in California, swimmers will swim 1.7 miles along the coast of Malibu this Saturday.
The event, Swim for Equality, is being organized by Equality California (EQCA).
EQCA has been working on the front lines advocating for the passage of GLBT protections at the state-wide level and working with coalition partners and thousands of volunteers to build public support for marriage for same-sex couples. This fundraiser will help the organization continue its pro-equality work.
Five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis, who will be participating in this Saturday’s swim, believes that sports are the perfect way to provide a message of a hopeful future to our community, particularly GLBTQ teens.
“I’m grateful to see so much support for the Swim for Equality, particularly from two Olympic heroes like Gary [Hall, Jr] and Lenny [Krayzelburg],” Louganis said. “The Swim for Equality is a win, win, win all the way around!”
The swim will kick off at 9 a.m. near Tower 1 on Point Dume Beach in Malibu, finishing near Tower 4 on Zuma Beach. A finish-line brunch will follow.
Those who do not want to swim can sign-up to be a “Swim Advocate” and help a swimmer reach their $2,000 goal.
Registration is still open for the swim. Interested participants, volunteers, and donors can register on line and get more information by clicking HERE.