I wanted to reach out to you, our Qmmunity organisation friends and partners, to thank you all for participating and supporting the Pride 2.0 Road Rally. While some of you were there in cars, some in Qmmunity Pits, and some in sprit, I wanted to let you all know how much we appreciated everything everyone did to make the event so special.
I also want to let you know that the queer communities of Utah are alive, well and still ready celebrating our diverse and wonderful intersectional identities – even though we have all gone through so much together these last few months. The smiles, laughter, and joy was palpable. It was just, quite simply, a joyous event for all.
I think what this event showed me was how much our communities needed to be together, and how much joy and hope there still is in our resilient queer friends and families. The Utah Pride Center, has, and will continue to work hard to be a space that brings our communities together. To see people – young, old, black, brown, trans, queer, non-binary, bisexual, lesbian, gay – smiling, and laughing and celebrating together was one of the most wonderful days that I have experienced this year.
We know that we are best when we are all working together and when we are connected in a common purpose. I know that as we all continue to support each other and our fellow organizations, we will be able to rebuild our services, our resources and our LGBTQ+ spaces.
I am so proud and humbled to be working at the Utah Pride Center and to be partners with such amazing community groups and nonprofits. Special thanks to, the staff and volunteers who stepped up when the going got tough, our sponsors and donors who contributed much needed funding (many of whom are in this email list), and everyone who created an experience for the LGBTQ+ communities of Utah that will long be remembered.
Yours in Pride,
Utah Pride Center: Executive Director
PRIDE 2.0 ROAD RALLY
The first ever, completely fabulous and JOYOUS, Road Rally was a wonderful success. The community engagement, the fun, the smiles and the celebration on NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY, was something unlike any of us had ever seen or expected.
Please click on the link below to watch a short video of the day. I have also added some pictures of the smiles on the faces of so many, which made the day simply wonderful.
Photos by: Steve Conlin, Kevin Randall and Harrison Spendlove
Video by: Blackbird Communications