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(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Kyl Myers, sociologist who's an expert on gender creative parenting, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

Utahn Kyl Myers publishes book about her family’s decision not to assign a gender to their child, Zoomer

By Sean P. Means @ The Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 15th, 2020 When Kyl Myers emailed the birth announcement for the baby she and her husband, Brent Courtney, brought into the world in March 2016, she included the usual information — weight, length, time of birth — for little Zoomer Coyote Courtney-Myers. She also wrote this: “We have …

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Photo pf Zalor Stout by Terry Hastings.

From A to Zee: The Future of LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curriculums Looks Bright!

This summer I was able to make a dream come true. I never thought I’d be able to pair my LGBTQ+ and legal identities together to benefit queer youth. As a wee law school student over ten years ago, I had always dreamt of attending the Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair. Just like with PRIDE events or a family reunion, there is a certain spiritual fulfillment that occurs when you are surrounded by people who share some of your same lived experiences. It’s rare enough to be a Black attorney but even far rarer to be a Black LGBTQ+ attorney.

Supreme Court: Urged Not To Overturn LGBTQ Protections

“Religious belief is protected in our laws and Constitution and it is due respect,” said Mary L. Bonauto, GLAD’s Civil Rights Project Director. “However, the breadth of the exemption being sought by CSS in Fulton would take our nation backwards. It would allow individual religious disapproval to work its way back into lawmaking – a situation that is contrary to the promise of equal protection for all embedded in our Constitution, and one that the American people and two decades of Supreme Court precedent have already rejected.”

(Courtesy of FOX 13) Heber City has had an ongoing debate over Pride flags flown from street lights along Main Street. These are from the summer of 2019.

Heber City Council approves banner restrictions in response to outcry over LGBTQ pride flags

By Leia Larsen  · Published: August 20 Updated: August 20, 2020  When Jamie and Ben Belnap bought a home in Heber City three years ago, their son had just come out as gay. The parents worried about the response he would receive in the conservative mountain valley town. But then in June 2019, the family noticed rainbow-colored pride flags …

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