Not going to the March on Washington for Equality this weekend? You must have a valid excuse. As it turns out, not knowing an affordable way to get there isn't one of them.
The Equality Across America website has info on Amtrak and Greyhound discounts as well as special groups organizing cheap shuttles from areas including: Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Houston, Michigan, Philly, Western Mass, Providence, Rochester, Minnesota, Tennessee and Madison.
The march begins at noon on Sunday and the rally will start at approximately 2 pm on the lawn of the US Capitol. Most of the transportation options do not require an overnight stay, just maybe a little extra effort and an early start to get to DC by noon.The site does however offer links to special hotel and transpo-combo deals.
And if you're a sucker for a celebrity: not only will Lady Gaga and the entire cast of HAIR be on stage that day, the following are just a few of the folks who are on board with the march and want you to attend:
Tammy Baldwin Bryan Batt Annette Bening Julian Bond Kate Clinton Gavin Creel Alan Cumming Dana Delaney Harvey Fierstein Carrie Fisher Joely Fisher Sutton Foster James Franco David Marshall Grant Mariska Hargitay Helen Hunt Larry Kramer Swoosie Kurtz Judith Light Sir Ian McKellen Ewan McGregor David Hyde Pierce Christine Quinn Anthony Rapp David O. Russell Meg Ryan, Actress Judy Shepard Hilary Swank Charlize Theron Marisa Tomei Urvashi Vaid Gus Van Sant