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Tuesday, September 16 2014 16:57

David Bohnett CyberCenter Grand Re-opening

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Tuesday, September 30th

from 5pm to 7pm at the Utah Pride Center.

Join us for a celebration of our newly updated CyberCenter with light appetizers and a short program.

Thanks to a generous funding from the David Bohnett Foundation, we are able to provide FREE computer, internet, and printer access to our community.

Monday, July 28 2014 13:39

Utah Pride Golf Classic 2014

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Sunday September 7, 2014
Stonebridge Golf Course

7am ~ Check-in and Breakfast
8am ~ Shotgun Start

Now in its fifteenth year, the Utah Pride Golf Classic attracts an impressive list of who's who in the LGBTQ community and many wonderful allies – including television personalities, politicians, and golfers of all ability levels. This annual tournament has a reputation for being the most fun you can have while raising money for a fantastic cause!

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Registration is $95*

Your registration fee covers: 18 holes, golf carts, breakfast, gift bags, lunch, prizes and more!

*ERegular registration is $95 from August 15 to August 28th. Late and Day-of registration is $125.

ALL-IN-ONE PRIDE PACKAGE & DRAWING TICKETS

For a donation of at least $100, you can receive 4 Mulligans, 2 Magic Putts and 100 Prize Drawing Tickets for your Foursome. Take the fuss out of Sunday morning and reserve your All-In-One Pride package during online registration. These packages will also be available at check-in the morning of the tournament.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

By sponsoring the Utah Pride Golf Classic you empower Utah Pride to provide its vital programs and services which catalyze personal growth, acceptance, and equality for LGBTQ people in Utah, and most importantly: save lives. 

Cash and in-kind corporate sponsorship opportunities range from $350-$5,000.  Media sponsorship packages are also available. Based on your level of sponsorship, you could enjoy:

  • Opportunity to Welcome Golfers prior to Shotgun Start
  • Sign/Banner at Tournament & Party on the Patio
  • Logo Recognition on E-blast Communications
  • Recognition on the Utah Pride website and/or Facebook page
  • Free golfer(s) with Lunch
  • Table and/or Sign at Hole
  • Promo Material in Golfer Gift Bags
  • Ad and/or recognition in Golf Program
  • Listing in Utah Pride Annual Report

Our Sponsorship Packet is available here.

Questions? Contact Jen Parsons-Soran at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:36

Counseling & Wellness Center Open House

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6:00 PM: Meet & Greet Social with light appetizers, and a hot and cold tea bar.

6:30 PM: Program featuring a Blessing Ceremony by various faith groups.

Hosted at the Utah Pride Center to introduce our Counseling and Wellness Staff.

10thCir-01Today the 10th District Court of Appeals issued their decision; Judge Shelby’s ruling to overturn Utah’s unconstitutional ban on same sex marriage is upheld!

We would like to release the following statement in response:

For a decade and a half, Utah lawmakers have enacted legislation that obstructs the rights and protections of LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families. The Tenth Circuit’s opinion today affirms Judge Shelby’s decision, and joins the unanimous chorus of federal judges who recognize that the United States Constitution requires that the fundamental right to marry be extended to gay and lesbian couples. We encourage Governor Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes to stop spending tax dollars to defend Utah’s unconstitutional ban on marriage equality and accept the lawful decisions of our federal courts. Even our Senior United States Senator, Orrin Hatch, accepts the rulings of the federal judiciary recognizing marriage equality. Utah’s gay and lesbian couples are ready to move forward with their lives and continue to help make Utah the best place to raise a family.

News Coverage:

ABC4 - Early reaction, including the Utah Pride Center's Executive Director

KUTV2 - Collection of Responses

Wednesday, May 07 2014 13:23

Just Gender Screening

JG250The Utah Pride Center, Our Fund, and the City Library are pleased to announced SLC's premier screening of "Just Gender".

When: Friday, June 20, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Where: Salt Lake City Library. 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT

Tickets: $10 standard, $5 student. On Sale Now!

JUST GENDER tackles the all too often misunderstood world of transgender people. The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgender people, as well as the confusion between sexual orientation and gender identity as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society. JUST GENDER also touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year. Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, the film explores the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. It also reveals their growing awareness and acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as transgender individuals.

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion about the film, immediately after its screening.

All proceeds will benefit the Utah Pride Center and its programs providing support to the LGBTQ community.

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Wednesday, March 26 2014 09:19

Utah Pride Festival 2014

We are excited to announce that Betty Who and Steve Grand will be our 2014 Pride Festival Headliners. These two amazing singer/song writers will be helping us celebate this year's festival with live performances. Visit the Headliner's section of the Pride Festival website for more information.

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We are also pleased to announce that the couples invovled in the Utah Marriage Equality case have been invited to this year's festival as our Grand Marshals. They will be officially receiving their awards at the Grand Marshal Reception on Friday, June 8th at 7PM. Laurie Wood and Kody Patridge, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, Kate Call and Karen Archer have taken the lead in the court case against Utah’s Amendment 3 and exemplify the courage, tenacity and heart of so many LGBTQ Americans who have worked, and continue to work, for equality under the law.

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Every year, a committee of volunteers, staff and community organizations work together to produce the Utah Pride Festival in June. Begun in 1983, the annual event has grown dramatically from those small and rather secretive first gatherings to a 3-day festival including national headliners, Pride Film Festival, the Pride Parade with Grand Marshall Reception, a Pride Interfaith Service, Dyke March, Transgender March, and the Interfaith March.

Visit the Utah Pride Festival website for more information.

The 2014 Utah Pride Festival will be held June 5-8, 2014. Follow the Utah Pride Festival on Facebook for the latest updates.

Sunday, March 16 2014 20:16

Point. Click. Donate. Awesome!

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Thank you to everyone who donated!

Utah Pride Center had 100 lovely donors on March 20th. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Friday, March 14 2014 09:39

Queer Prom 2014

Poster2Event for LGBTQ and ally youth ages 14-20

Theme: When Love Takes Over

Saturday, April 19th
8pm-Midnight

Salt Lake City Library

$5 in advance, $10 at the door
Tickets available at the Utah Pride Center, or online.

Follow the event on Facbeook.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

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Wednesday, February 05 2014 12:51

Library Grand Re-opening and Book Sale!

libraryJoin us Friday, February 7th from 4pm to 7pm at the Utah Pride Center for a Wine & Cheese reception.

Stop by and see all of the amazing hard work from our Library Volunteers in setting up the Utah Pride Center Library!

We have 100's of LGBTQ themed and other books available for sale during a Wine & Cheese reception.

Bring in (or buy onsite) a title from our Amazon Wish List and take home 5 books from our sale!

Thursday, January 23 2014 15:02

Utah Pride Center Board Meeting - January 27th

Monday, January 27th 2014.
Starting at 6:00 PM at the Utah Pride Center.

Agenda

6:00 PM
1 - Minutes from last meeting approval  - 5 minutes

6:05 PM
2 - Proposed Board Meeting Schedule for 2014 – 5 minutes

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March24
  • April 28
  • May 19 - a week earlier to avoid Memorial Day
  • June - no meeting because of Pride Fest
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October  27
  • November 24
  • December - no meeting

6:10 PM
3. Pride Festival Update - 10 minutes

6:20 PM
4. Discussion with SAGE Representatives – 20 minutes

6:40 PM
5. New Board Member Applications - 15 minutes

6:55 PM
6. Financial Report and Audit Status- 15 minutes

7:10 PM.
7. Firearms Policy at Pride - 5 minutes

7:15 PM
8. Ongoing Community Meetings – 10 minutes

7:25 PM
9. Public Comment - 15 minutes

Individuals may sign up prior to the meeting for one of five slots of three minutes each

Monday, January 13 2014 17:09

Utah Pride Center Board Application

The Utah Pride Center supports and serves the Utah LGBTQ community and its allies to strengthen our collective vision, impact, and collaboration.

MISSION

The Utah Pride Center is a catalyst for building and celebrating the strength, equality, dignity and self-determination of the LGBTQ community throughout Utah. We are committed to excellence in execution and the continuing improvement of all programs, services, education and advocacy. We value and support individuals, families, and allies and building partnerships across communities.

VISION

An LGBTQ community living openly in dignity, united in working for acceptance and equality.

GUIDING PRINCIPALS

We believe in the dignity and equality of all people
We believe in innovative thinking and responsible action
We believe those individuals who know or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity deserve a safe, nurturing environment
We believe in programs which educate, empower and foster integrity
We believe in celebrating diversity
We believe in the importance of educating the community-at-large about issues affecting LGBTQ people
We believe in working collaboratively with LGBTQ organizations locally and nationally.

The Utah Pride Center is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Utah (see Utah Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act, Utah Code Ann. § 16-6a-101 et seq.).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is the governing body for the Utah Pride Center and, as such, board members have a fiduciary duty to the organization pursuant to Utah Code Ann. § 16-6a-822. The Utah Pride Center Bylaws. The Board consists of 4-21 Directors and is led by the Executive Committee. The Board of Directors may appoint voting and non-voting as is required or desired from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

Individuals aged 21 years and above may serve as members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may set forth and emphasize other qualifications for membership and reserves the right to appoint Directors, Officers, and Agents by simple majority vote.

DIVERSITY

To the extent that qualified persons are available, the Board of Directors works to ensure board composition reflects the diversity of the community served by the organization.

DUTIES OF THE BOARD

In addition to any duties set forth by law, the Board of Directors is responsible for: (1) Determining the overall mission, vision and purpose of the organization; (2) Ensuring effective organizational planning through short and long term strategic planning; (3) Recruiting, supporting and evaluation of the Executive Director; (4) Ensuring the organization is properly managed; (5) Contracting for an independent audit annually; (6) Making certain that financial resources are properly managed, including investments; (7) Enhancing the organization's public image; (8)Assessing the Board of Directors own performance through an annual board evaluation; (9) Recruiting new Directors and providing ongoing Director training and development; (10) Ensuring that all legal procedures are properly followed; (11) Approving the fundraising goals and plans, and participating in fundraising efforts; and (12) Performing all duties incident to the office and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time, including but not limited to, task force or committee participation.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  1. Download the Application.
  2. Complete application and gather necessary additional materials.
  3. Email completed application to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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