Qmmunity Briefs

Gwen Araujo Film Discussion

As part of Transgender Awareness Month, the Utah Pride Center will screen Trained in the Ways of Men, a documentary about the life and death of transgender teen Gwen Araujo and the much-publicized trials of her killers. The documentary also focuses on the complexities of gender identity.                      When: Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake City Public Library (210 E 400 S)
Info: utahpridecenter.org

Trans Action Rally

Part of Transgender Awareness Month, this rally will focus on transgender visibility and on “taking back the streets” for transgender people.
When: Nov. 28, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (355 N 300 W)
Info: utahpridecetner.org

Day of Healing

Individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide are invited to attend A Day of Healing for Survivors of Suicide Loss at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center on Nov. 22. The day will include a screening of a 90 minute program in which mental health professionals and suicide survivors discuss their experiences and the questions many survivors face in the wake of a suicide. The presentation will be used to facilitate discussion among attendees on such topics as strategies for coping and healing. Light refreshments will be served.Those unavailable to attend may view the program online between 1—2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and participate in a free online chat immediately following.
When: Nov. 22, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Hilton Salt Lake City Center (255 S W Temple)
Information: afsp.org/survivorday

Swerve Giving Fest

Lesbian social and civic organization Swerve is looking for donations of money and items for its December Giving Fest, a holiday event to give items to local senior citizens. To make donations or to get more information contact [email protected] A drop box is also located at the Utah Pride Center (355 North 300 West). Swerve also needs help assembling gift boxes on Dec. 13.

PWACU Poinsettias

The People with AIDS Coalition of Utah has opened preorders for their red poinsettia plants, which they sell during the winter holidays to benefit Utahns with HIV/AIDS. The poinsettias stand approximately 15-19 inches and come in six inch pots. They are locally grown and come with care instructions. They cost $10 per plant or $75 for a batch of eight plants. Plants must be ordered by Nov. 20 and can be delivered on Nov. 25 and 28 or Dec. 2, 5, 9 or 12. Deliveries in Salt Lake County require no minimum order. Deliveries to Davis, Summit, Tooele, Utah and Weber Counties require a minimum order of eight plants and can only be delivered on the following dates: Nov. 25 and Dec. 5 for Davis and Weber Counties; Nov. 28 and Dec. 9 for Summit County; and Dec. 2 and 12 for Tooele and Utah Counties. Dates are subject to change.
Orders: Call (801) 484-2205 or visit pwacu.org.

Gobble, Gobble
The Utah Pride Center is planning its annual Pride Thanksgiving Dinner and needs volunteers willing to donate prepared dishes and to help run the dinner.
When: Nov. 27, 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center (361 N 300 @)
Info: [email protected] or (801) 539-8800 x 13

Donate to the Center

The Utah Pride Center is encouraging members of Utah’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to help it continue its work for equal rights and social justice issues by donating to its current fund drive. To donate visit utahpridecenter.org.

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