The People of the Pride Center: Nikki Boyer

The People of the Pride Center: Nikki Boyer

This year instead of us telling you how great the Pride Center is, we thought we’d let members of the community speak for themselves. We invite you to read our stories and find out about our communities and community center while considering your year-end giving.

Nikki Boyer

When asked how she became involved with the Utah Pride Center Nikki laughed and said “In which incarnation? The first time I got involved was in the 70’s, beside the old Sun Tavern. Eventually we became The Stonewall Center, where Ruby’s Cookies is today. I was born queer. I’ve always known I was queer, it was a no-brainer and you seek out your own tribe.”  
     Nikki’s activism started in her early twenties. “It morphed from civil rights, to anti-war, to the women’s movement, to the gay movement. It was all one big push for our freedom, for our civil rights.

“The Pride Center is a big part of my life, it has made me a better person. It has allowed me to express myself and to be a leader. The Pride Center has made me think about a lot of things, like who I am in relationship to the rest of the community. I’ve been involved with the Pride Center for quite a while and I just love to see the growth and the progress that we’ve made over the years.”
     “The Pride Center saves lives. It’s a welcoming place and we throw one hell of a good party in June. We have the
best pride. Other places don’t do what we do: bring queer families together.”

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