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Break the Silence
The Utah Pride Center’s Youth Activity Center will host Day of Silence, Night of Noise in honor of the Day of Silence. Sponsored by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, this annual event encourages students to remain silent throughout the school day to draw attention to discrimination, harassment and abuse directed against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students. The Night of Noise will run from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Center (355 N 300 W). Here Utah students who participated in the day will discuss their experiences, as well as their thoughts about anti-gay prejudice in Utah’s schools. The event will also include a barbecue.
When: April 25
Where: The Utah Pride Center
Info: utahpridecenter.org, 539-8800


Queer Prom ‘08: The Origin of Love
Once again, the Utah Pride Center will sponsor a prom for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied youth age 14-20. Named after a song from the hit rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, this year’s prom promises great dancing, great music and fun. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
When: April 26
Where: Salt Lake Public Library, 210 E 400 S
Info: utahpridecenter.org, 539-8800

A Passion for Fashion
Spring has sprung, and this favorite seasonal event is bigger and more colorful than ever before. Running from 4:00-10:00 p.m., SLC Fashion Stroll allows local designers, jewelry makers and artists to showcase their work along Salt Lake City’s hip East Broadway district. This season’s event will feature more than 50 booths by local artisans, runway shows, live DJ and music (provided by SLUG Magazine), a graffiti mural project and more.
When: April 25
Where: East Broadway (250 E 300 S)
Info: myspace.com/eastbroadwayslc

Sordid Lives Performance to Benefit Center
Before it was a quirky, dark comedy staring Delta Burke and Olivia Newton-John, Sordid Lives was a quirky, darkly funny stage play. The off-beat and provocative theatre company Pygmalion Productions will present a special matinee of Sordid Lives to benefit the Utah Pride Center. In keeping with the play’s subject matter – the travails of a dysfunctional ‘white trash’ family in the South – a beer ‘n’ dawgs reception will follow. If you can’t make the matinee, the play will run through May 10.
When: April 27, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre (138 West 300 South)
Info: pygmalionproductions.org

Let’s Get Physical
Come join black belt and martial arts master Sabina Wise for Wise Fitness, a fitness program geared towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. The program includes cardio sport kickboxing, slow stretch yoga and karate and cost $5 per class through monthly auto pay or coupon book or $10 for drop in students. The first class is free.
Where: Utah Pride Center
When: Every Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Info: 232-1728

Save the Date
Exhibitors, vendors and parade entries have until April 30 to turn in their applications for the Utah Pride Festival to receive the early bird discount.
Info: utahpride.org

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