lejandro Puy, left, and Victoria Petro-Eschler are sworn in as new members of the Salt Lake City Council at a ceremony Monday, Jan. 3, 2022.

Representation Matters

Recently, Salt Lake City Council Members were sworn into office — the most diverse body of council members in the city’s history. WATCH TO THE END! We want to congratulate the @slccounil members who were sworn in during the Oath of Office Ceremony at the Salt Lake City and County Building on Monday, January 3rd. …

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From masks to book banning, conservatives take on educators

Re-posting from AP News. Link : [LINK] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A recent Wyoming school board meeting was again packed with opponents of mask mandates when things took an abrupt turn and a parent started reading aloud sexually explicit passages from a book available in school libraries. “Parents like myself had no idea this stuff …

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bell hooks, Queer author, writer, and feminist died on Wednesday at the age of 69.

Rest In Power, bell hooks

Pioneering black, intersectional feminist author and leader, bell hooks passed away on Wednesday “Her work is largely responsible for much of the contemporary analysis of race, class and gender,02:02and has influenced millions on the ways we must dismantle oppression02:05and create a just world that centers the voices of those most oppressed.” Shelby Chestnut, Co-director of Community …

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PRESS RELEASE

December 15th, 2021 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall held a press conference to announce HRC’s Municipality Equality Index Rating for Salt Lake City which received the highest rating possible at 100%. This is the first time Salt Lake City has received the highest score possible. Mayor Mendenhall attributes this achievement to an increase in …

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2021

Utah Pride Center, Project Rainbow, and Transgender Education Advocates of Utah (TEA) invites you to attend this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Join us as we read the names of those we’ve lost and memorialize the lives they’ve lived. Note that events are coordinated among different places! Live stream will be available, more details …

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Queering our Understanding of Domestic Violence

Get ready for a blog post full of acronyms! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) began observing DVAM back in the ’80s as an effort to get domestic violence (DV) service providers collaborating and problem-solving. Since the ‘80s, advocates have continued mobilizing communities to promote DV awareness …

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Utah Pride Road Rally Logo

Remembering the 2021 Road Rally

Remember 2 weeks ago when we all got in our cars to Drag Main for the 2021 Pride Road Rally put on by the Young Automotive Group? See if you can find yourself in this video capturing the fun & excitement we all had as we observed National Coming Out Day!

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