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Self Care

Self Care If you are anything like us here at the Pride Center, you might be stressing about your safety as the pandemic protocols end, dealing with the ongoing stress of the isolation that the pandemic came with, and giddy with excitement as PRIDE celebrations draw near. Not to mention the anxiety of all these …

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Being A Friend

“Hi! My name is Lewis (he/him/his).  I’m a friend of our beautiful QUEER community!  Being a friend means someone who supports a special group!  Like this little nerd (my ?). But simply calling myself a friend is not enough. I need to be active and you should too.  Come join the Utah Pride Center June 1st through June 7th.  COME OUT and support OUR rainbow ? community!”

Black Lives Matter with 9-color-rainbow colors.

Exactly One Year Ago…

In 2020 George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pronounced dead after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes, despite Floyd’s repeated protests that he could not breathe. Wide circulation of a bystander’s video of Floyd’s last minutes triggered massive demonstrations in cities throughout the United States and across the …

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Cover art for the YA novel titled Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan.

Utah Pride Center’s MH Team’s Suggested Summer Book Series

Utah Pride Center’s MH team suggested summer book series starts with this adorable and charming queer young adult novel.  School is about to end for this academic year and with summer starting, we hope our young readers will enjoy a warm, and safe summer by catching up on some reading…books are a uniquely portable magic.  …

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Mental Health Awareness Month. As we come to the end of May, we wanted to provide some tips to making mental health a priority. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community aren't inherently more prone to mental illness - rather, we exist in a system and culture that contributes ro distress, which can lead to experiences of anxiety, depression, or PTSD.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month Members of the LGBTQ+ community are 3 times as likely to experience mental health problems than their cis straight counterparts. It’s also estimated that LGBTQ+ people are 2.5 times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, according to a GLAAD study. Read more about the importance of Mental Health on …

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NCTSN National Child Traumatic Stress Network. See post for text in image.

The NCTSN is happy to announce the launch of the Child Sex Trafficking Webpages!

Child sex trafficking involves the giving or receiving of anything of value (money, shelter, food, clothing, drugs, etc.) to any person in exchange for a sex act with someone under the age of 18. It is experienced by children of all ages, races, and socio-economic circumstances and occurs in urban, suburban, rural communities, and land-based …

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LGBTQ activist Justin Santiago, pictured here at a rally against gender violence on May 2nd in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after the death of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz as well as other women who have been killed. Jose (Tito) Fuentes

‘Don’t hurt your children’: A history-making trans man warns against conversion therapy

Article written by Angélica Serrano-Román, a New York-based journalist. Originally published on on 5/14/2021 Justin Santiago, 66, the first trans man in Puerto Rico to change his name and gender on his birth certificate, remembers the long-ago incident that led to years of pain he hopes other teens don’t have to endure. During biology class …

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Bi+ Health Month. 2021 Theme is Equity.

March is #BiHealthMonth

From the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) — About #BiHealthMonth: Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.  “Equity” Theme: Now in its …

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