KUTV Ch. 2 News: Salt Lake’s love for LGBTQ+ community on full display at Utah Pride Center road rally

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Sunday is National Coming Out Day, and the Utah Pride Center helped Salt Lakers celebrate with a socially distanced Road Rally down Main Street.

2News’ Caitlin Hansen caught up with Chris Jensen, the vice-chair of the Utah Pride Center board. 

Hansen: Let’s talk about National Coming Out Day. Why is this so important to the community?

Jensen: Well, it shines a light on everyone that has come out in the past and struggled with it, and it also shines a light on people who are currently thinking about coming out that might be struggling with it and need our support.

Hansen: And today is a wonderful celebration to back this community, support this community — the Road Rally. This is the first year of this, you guys have had to kind of shuffle as the pandemic has hit this year. Why are the resources that these donations support so important to the community? 

Jensen: It’s so important because the Utah Pride Center really provides life-saving services. We have counseling services, we have suicide prevention, and also a lot of youth services.

The road rally began at 10 a.m., and was joined by the 2News team including Heidi Hatch, Mark Koelbel, and Sterling Poulson.