We are very excited to announce that as part of the Utah Pride Festival Grand Marshal Reception, featuring Janet Mock, there will be a number of Opportunity Drawings to benefit the Utah Pride Center. The grand prize of these drawings will be two Tiffany & Co. rings, worth over $6,000. Tickets are available to purchase here and all proceeds go towards programming for the Utah Pride Center.
A special THANK YOU to The Real Estate Team of Mona Stevens & Kelly Favero for sponsoring this year's Opportunity Drawing. Mona and Kelly's support ensures that 100% of the drawing's proceeds go directly to funding the programs of the Utah Pride Center. An additional thank you to our many other generous donors for providing more than $11,000.00 in donated goods, products & services for this year's drawing. Additional prizes, totaling more than $3,000.00, are not currently listed online. These prizes will be unveiled during the Grand Marshal event held on June 5, 2015.
As the Supreme Court begins deliberations on the marriage equality case heard before the justices this morning the Utah Pride Center joins all individuals in the State of Utah and across the country who believe that access to marriage for LGBTQ individuals is a fundamental human right.
Today is an historic moment in the fight for marriage equality and LGBTQ rights in the United States of America. For our community in Utah this will be a defining moment in the life-long work towards equality. It is our belief that very soon marriage equality will become a settled question and the law of the land in the entirety of the United States of America.
Parents, we have a fun night planned for you while your youth is at Queer Prom! Stop by the Utah Pride Center, just across the street from the library, for snacks and great company! This Saturday, April 18, from 8 to midnight at the Utah Pride Center. See you there!
Salt Lake City, UT – April 10, 2015 – The Utah Proud Center is proud to partner with the Girl Scouts of Utah to host a troop at the Center beginning on
April 13th, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm. This program provides youth in grades K-12 who identify as girls the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting. During the Girl Scout sessions, youth may earn badges and explore the world around them. Through this program youth will develop a strong sense of self, develop positive values, gain practical life skills, feel connected to their communities, and have lots of fun.
“We are very excited to share our space with this troop,” said Sheila Raboy, Operations director of the Utah Pride Center. “We want to make sure that any girls who are interested in joining feel welcome and look forward to helping the troop grow.”
Help us to continue to make a difference. We’re participating in the 5th annual ‘IKEA Life Improvement Co-worker Challenge’ – a program that gives our charity the chance to win a makeover from IKEA Draper. This makeover will help us create a space for Utah Pride that is functional, inviting and well-designed — a place our community can feel welcome and comfortable.
Participating is simple. All you have to do is go to the website and vote for Utah Pride Center. You can vote once a day from February 16th until March 2nd. It’s that easy!
Join us for one of the best events of the year! Queer Prom is our annual dance for LGBTQ Youth and Allies!
This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 8pm to Midnight at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library.
This year's theme is Decades. We encourage everyone to dress up as their favorite decade. Formal and creativity are encouraged.
Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased at the Utah Pride Center or online. Tickets will be $10 at the door.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Utah Pride Center Applauds LDS Support of LGBT Housing & Employment Nondiscrimination
Salt Lake City, UT – January 27, 2015 – This morning, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints put out a statement supporting the inclusion of gender identity and sexual orientation in Utah's statewide nondiscrimination statute for housing and employment. This would extend these existing protections to include lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals across the state.
"We applaud this statement of support from the LDS Church," said Utah Pride Center Board Chair Kent Frogley, "We are hopeful that growing support from organizations, businesses, and people of faith will finally make this nondiscrimination bill a reality. The Utah Pride Center sees the real and personal effects that discrimination has in the daily lives of people across the State. Passing nondiscrimination protections for the LGBT community will increase safety and fairness in workplaces and housing."
The Utah Pride Center supports the work Equality Utah and others have done over the past several years to keep the importance of nondiscrimination protections in the public eye. We are hopeful that this year the Utah State Senate will hear the growing majority of voices calling for this change and act.
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Washington & Library Squares
Salt Lake City, Utah
We are happy to announce this year's Utah Pride Festival. The theme for 2015 is Pride Is. For more information and tickets, you can visit the Festival website.
The Utah Pride Festival is excited to announce the theme for the 2015 festival: “Pride is ____.
“With all that has happened in the last year and all that still remains to be done, we know that Pride means many things to many people,” said Jen Parsons-Soran, Co-Director for the Festival. “It can be about fun, love, rainbows, and so many other things. We want to celebrate and embrace that diversity, because it is a huge part of what makes the Utah Pride Festival such a great event."
The Utah Pride Festival steering committee chooses a theme each year based on community suggestions, relevant current events and what most resonates with what the Utah Pride Festival wants to bring to the community.The 2015 Utah Pride Festival will be held June 4–7 primarily at Washington and Library Squares in downtown Salt Lake City. The Interfaith Service on Thursday, June 4 will be held at First Baptist Church, with the Utah Pride Parade happening the morning of Sunday, June 7. The plans for the 2015 Festival include changes to the schedule and a massive revamping of the festival grounds. The new schedule of events includes moving the rallies and marches to Friday night along with a kick-off party and opening ceremonies to follow the Grand Marshal Reception, and holding the Pride Day 5K Fun Run on the Parade route on Sunday morning. A new “East Village” will utilize more space on Library Square including a stage, the art zone and kid’s area.
When: New Year's Eve from 10pm to 1am
Where: At the Utah Pride Center - 255 E. 400 S. Just across from Library Square and the Library Square Trax Station.
Stop by the Utah Pride Center on New Year's Eve for coffee, hot chocolate, and dessert! This is an all-ages friendly event! After you warm up and grab a snack, you can catch Trax right in front of the building, or call for a pickup to get home or on to your next event safely! We will also show the countdown on TV for anyone looking for a more mellow place to celebrate.
When: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Salt Lake City Union Pacifc Depot
Utah Pride Center's Youth Activity Center proudly presents the First Annual MasQueerade Winter Ball. Come dance the night away in your favorite Venetian style mask and semi-formal wear. Special performances and light refreshments will be provided. Parking is available at The Gateway for a small fee so carpool to save money. Must be 14-20 with photo ID required at the door. ADMISSION IS FREE!
This holiday season, please consider making a gift to support Youth Programming at the Utah Pride Center. Donations like yours fund vital programming for vulnerable LGBTQ youth, who are at an increased risk for bullying, homelessness, risk taking behaviors and suicide versus their non-LGBTQ peers.
With your help, we will launch our Youth Advocacy-Focused Mentor Program to give LGBTQ youth the personalized support they need to thrive. With your generous support, we plan to hire a case manager to assist youth at the highest levels of risk and find them the help they need to become vibrant, productive young adults.
Other Ways to Give
Check with your workplace for opportunities to support your favorite causes through payroll deduction. This is an easy way to support your community center. Some companies will even match your donation, allowing us to do even more life changing work!
We have partnered with the Center for Car Donations, who will pick up your old car for free and use it to generate proceeds for the Utah Pride Center! You can visit their website, or simply call 877-411-3662 to get started!
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2014 By the Numbers
A Year of Pride
Wow. This has been an incredible year. We have seen marriage equality come to Utah. Under new leadership from Steven Ha, the Utah Pride Center has built a Community Counseling and Wellness Program with two full-time therapists, laid the ground-work for a new youth advocacy based mentoring program, and is now accepting insurance as well as medicaid and Medicare. All of this increases our capacity to support our communities health and well-being in a safe space. At this year's Utah Pride Festival we were honored to have the plaintiffs from Utah's case against Utah's Amendment 3 as our Grand Marshals. We also drew 34,608 people to the festival and 35,000 people turned out for our amazing parade. This year we also increased efforts to serve Pride
Love Equals Love
On November 2, 2004, a constitutional amendment, known as Utah Constitutional Amendment 3, was passed in Utah. It contained language that legally defines marriage as a union between a man & a woman, & negates legal family status to same-sex couples.