Lisa Allcott for Council
Local gay and transgender rights activist Lisa Allcott has announced her candidacy for the Avenues District 3 Salt Lake City Council seat. At the end of the month, her supporters will hold a fundraiser party for the Democratic candidate at a private residence. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
When: June 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation of $50.
Summer Square Dancing
Temple Squares, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly square dancing group, will hold “A,” the first of its three summer ABC dances, this month. Singles, couples and people of all skill levels are invited to attend. Comfortable clothes (such as jeans and a T-shirt) and comfortable shoes or boots should be worn. Each of the three nights are designed to teach different calls — or dance steps. Experienced dancers and callers (the person who announces the steps) are also welcome.
When: June 25 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Columbus Center, 2531 S 400 E
Info: Ross Lopton at [email protected]
2009 Utah Pride Survey
The Utah Pride Center is asking attendees of this year’s Utah Pride Festival to take a survey to let organizers know what was liked at the festival and what attendees would like to see in coming years. Those who take the online survey will be entered into a drawing for prizes including a round trip pass on Jet Blue Airlines, hotel stays, and a bed and breakfast getaway. To take the survey visit utahpridecenter.org.
2009 Pride Choice Awards
The Center is also asking people to review the Utah Pride Festival and the Utah Pride Center at greatnonprofits.org. Reviewers can win prizes including Kimpton Hotel stays.
Boobies Boobies Boobies
The Utah Pride Center will present _The Breast Dialogues_, a one-night performance of monologues about breasts, in July. The performance, modeled after Eve Ensler’s _The Vagina Monologues_ seeks monologues from breast cancer patients and survivors as well as “humorous, touching, tragic and engaging stories of all genres and in any language” about breasts. Lesbians, bisexual women, transgender men and transgender women of all ages are invited to participate. The performance is supported by a grant from the Salt Lake City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a breast cancer research, prevention and education foundation.
Info: To sign up to participate contact Jennifer Nuttall at (801) 539-8800 x 13 or [email protected]
Center Golf Classic
Registration will be opening soon for the Utah Pride Center’s 10th annual Golf Classic Tournament, which serves as a fundraiser for the Center. The tournament will be held Aug. 30 at the Stonebridge Golf Course.
Team Try-Angles Fundraiser
A gay and transgender-friendly cycling team sponsored by Club Try-Angles will participate in Harmons’ MS Best Dam Bike Tour to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah. Riders may still join the team, which accepts people of all skill levels, sexual orientations and gender identities. While team members must raise $250 to participate in the ride, Try-Angles owner Gene Geiber will pledge $25 to each rider. The ride will be held on mostly flat terrain in Logan, and cyclists may bike 40, 75 or 100 miles each day. The ride is fully-supported with frequent rest stops and relief wagons along the route, which travels up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The canyon will be closed to traffic on both days of the ride. The team is also still accepting donations and hopes to raise $5,000. At press time, it has raised nearly $4,000.
When: June 27 and 28
Info: tinyurl.com/teamtryangles or Adam at [email protected]