To more effectively engage with the members of the LGBTQ community, the 15- minute public comment section formerly held with each board meeting is being expanded to 60 minutes at a separate meeting to be scheduled the week prior to each UPC board meeting. The first of these meetings will be held this Friday, April 24th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.Community members are still welcome to attend UPC Board meetings with the understanding that no public comments will be on the agenda.
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.
P.O. Box 1078, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 ~ 801.539.8800 ~ UtahPrideCenter.org
Washington & Library Squares
Salt Lake City, Utah
We are happy to announce that applications are now open for this year's Utah Pride Festival. If you are interested in participating, you can visit the Festival website, or click on the links below.
- Food Vendor – Full Service Rate is $850, $50 refundable deposit (to be collected at orientation), plus options / Dessert is $425, $50 refundable deposit (to be collected at orientation, plus options.
- Nonprofit - Early $275, $50 refundable deposit (to be collected at orientation), plus options / Standard $325 / Late $400
- Business 10×10 – Early $475, $50 refundable deposit (to be collected at orientation), plus option / Standard $550 / Late $650
- Local/Small Business – Early $275, $50 refundable deposit (to be collected at orientation), plus options / Standard $325 / Late $400
- Art Zone – Rate is $125, area for artists to vend their work
- Grass Roots Zone – Rate is $125, area for nonprofit and social groups that may not be able to solely afford a 10 x 10 booth
- Scholarships – Scholarships are available through an application process for organizations that may be unable to pay full booth fees
- Business or Bar/Club – Early $325 / Standard $375 / Late $474
- Nonprofit or Social Group – Early $150 / Standard $175 / Late $250
Pride Day 5K Fun Run:
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!
Whenever you shop with your Smith's Rewards Card, you can help the Utah Pride Center.
- Visit: SmithsCommunityRewards.com
- Sign in or create your Online Account
- Find our organization (31267) & click save!
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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.
Date: Thursday, November 27th
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Utah Pride, 255 E 400 S
Utah Pride will provide the Main Dish (turkey, ham, tofurkey) and beverages. Bring a potluck dish to share and join us for good food, games, and friends. Even if you can’t bring a dish, we want you here!
Potluck Items by Last Name:
Appetizers: A - G
Salads & Side Dishes: H - M
Desserts: N - Z
Vegan & Vegetarian items also needed!
For More information email: