The Utah Pride Center has a long history of hosting many of our communities most favorite and fun events. The success of these events has allowed our community center to grow and provide life saving services and programs throughout the entire year. Like so many other organization such as theaters, event venues, sporting arenas, event rental companies and many more whose income depends upon the gathering of large numbers of people, this pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on their ability to survive.
Event revenues in 2019 accounted for roughly 50% of the Utah Pride Center’s annual budget. To warrant against over dependency of these events, designated funds were set aside in case of an emergency. However, no amount of planning could prepare for the devastating impact of Covid-19.
Knowing how much our LGBTQ+ community enjoys celebrating, our 2022 events are being planned with COVID-19 Health Safety protocols in mind. Each event is being planned so that they will safely bring those wishing to get out and do something fun a safe alternative, and those who feel more comfortable at home, the ability to participate virtually.
When the time comes that we can safely and responsibly return to normal, we look forward again to hosting the following events: