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Wine and Cheese for Equality 

Artist Trevor Southey will hold a wine and cheese reception at his retrospective show “From Fairy Queens to Warriors.” A portion of all art sales will benefit Equality Utah’s efforts to pass the Common Ground Initiative, a set of six legislative bills aimed at securing equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns. No RSVP is required.
When: Jan. 9, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Thomas Kearns McCarthey Gallery (444 Main St., Park City)

Gay Men’s Winter Retreat

Gay men’s spirituality group Queer Spirit will hold its winter retreat this month. The three-day retreat uses ceremony, celebration and experiential workshops to help gay men discard “old stories” (belief systems that no longer serve them) and create “new stories” (healthier belief systems) to help them strengthen their relationships with other gay men and improve their self-esteem. Pre-registration is required.
When: Jan. 9 – 11
Where: Windwalker Ranch (Spring City, UT)
Info: (801) 557-9203 or [email protected]

Free HIV Testing

The Tri-State HIV/AIDS Task Force (formerly known as The HIV/AIDS Task Force of Washington County) is offering free rapid HIV testing at the Doctors Free Clinic in St. George, UT. Results are available in 15 minutes.
When: Jan. 10, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Doctors Free Clinic (1036 E Riverside Dr., St. George)

Amplify at the Center

The Utah Pride Center has launched Amplify, a grass-roots movement for queer justice and an online resource for gay rights activists and allies in Utah. This blog offers news stories and information on upcoming events, such as rallies, marches, meetings and talks centered on gay rights. It is also the home of the Center’s Media Moderating Program, a team that monitors Utah’s print, broadcast and internet media sources to ensure what the Center calls “fair and inclusive coverage” of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. This program is also currently looking for volunteers.
Info: amplifyutah.wordpress.com, [email protected]

Center Membership

As 2009 opens, the Utah Pride Center is inviting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their straight allies to become Center members. A “Gaysrok” Membership at the Center gives subscribers the opportunity to financially support the Center in its work to secure more rights for Utah’s gay community as well as a number of benefits, including special discounts at local businesses with the presentation of a valid Center Membership Card.
Info: utapridecenter.org, (801) 539-8800, ex. 20.

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