Community Briefs

HRC Gala

The Human Rights Campaign, The Federal Club and Utah philanthropist Bruce Bastian invite gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their allies to the 4th Annual HRC Utah Gala and Silent Auction to be held at Bastian’s Orem home.

The evening’s VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction. The dinner begins at 7:00 p.m.

The evening’s entertainment will be provided by singing sensation Martha Wash and actress Kathy Najimy will serve as guest speaker.
When: June 14
Info: hrcutah.org.

Breast Dialogues

The Utah Pride Center and lesbian-focused social and civic group sWerve are again teeming up to present an evening of monologues about women and their relationship to their breasts.

Women who would like to write a monologue for the showcase are invited to the first Breast Dialogues workshop at the Utah Pride Center on June 17. At this meeting, members of the Community Writing Center will be on hand to help writers craft their breast story. The Center is particularly interested in stories about women’s experiences with breast cancer as well as humorous, touching, tragic and engaging stories of all genres.

The Breast Dialogues will be performed on July 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Utah Pride Center.
When: June 17, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 W)
Info: [email protected] or (801) 539-8800 ex. 13

Show Your Colors!

The Utah Pride Center is encouraging gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their allies to fly rainbow flags at their homes and businesses for the duration of Pride Week, June 1-8.

The Utah Pride Center recommends that Utahns who need to purchase a flag visit Cahoots Cards & Gifts (878 E. 900 S.). Center members will also receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases at Cahoots.

PWACU Fashion Show

The People with AIDS Coalition of Utah will hold a fashion charity show and silent auction to benefit people with HIV/AIDS living in Utah.

The RSVP deadline for the show is Friday, July 11.

When: July 19, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Grand Hall at the Depot (400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City)
Cost: $20 for advance tickets, $25 at the door
Info: (801) 484-2205


The theme for the next Utah Cyber Sluts Gay Bingo Night is Ho-Down. Come dressed as your favorite Ho for a night of entertainment, prizes, friendly cut-throat competition – and, of course, Sluts in thrift store dresses and too much glittery make up. All proceeds go to the Utah Pride Center and to a charity of the Sluts’ choice. Promise Healthcare will sponsor this month’s bingo.
When: June 13, 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Columbus Center (2440 S 400 E)
Cost: $5 for admission and the first bingo card

DiverCity Writing Group

The DiverCity Writing Group is a creative writing group open to people of all orientations and gender identities. At each meeting, participants can workshop their writing with other members and with mentors from the Salt Lake Community College community Writing Center. Participants also have opportunities to participate in public readings and a quarterly publication of their work.
When: June 2 and 16 (every 1st and 3rd Monday regularly), 6:30 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 W)
Info: utahpridecenter.org

Potluck Socials

Potluck socials for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning Utahns are currently being held in twelve neighborhoods along the Wasatch Front on the 1st Sunday of each month. These gatherings are an opportunity to socialize and create community.
When: First Sunday of each month
Info: utahpridecenter.org

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