Statewide gay rights group Equality Utah’s annual Allies Dinner will be held in August. This year’s guest speaker will be Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire’s Episcopal Diocese and the first openly gay man ordained as a bishop in a major Christian denomination. The recipients of Equality Utah’s 2009 Allies for Equality Award will be Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson, the South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society’s Rev. Sean Dennison, former ACLU director and Red Rock Women’s Music Festival organizer Carol Gnade and Cactus & Tropicals founder and owner Lorraine Miller. Proceeds go to helping Equality Utah support fair-minded candidates for state and local office. Sponsorships are available.
When: Aug. 19
Where: Salt Palace Grand Ballroom
Cost: $100 per ticket; tables are also available.
Members of Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere of Utah will be re-launching their group with a BBQ and potluck at the Utah Pride Center later this month. COLAGE is a fun, friendly support and social group for youth age 9 to 18 who have one or more gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender parents. It holds meetings and activities each month including pizza parties, craft nights, swimming and laser tag outings. Parents are welcome to attend the BBQ. If attending, please bring a side dish and wear anything rainbow colored.
When: July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center, 361 N 300 W
Info: RSVP to Cara at [email protected] or call the Utah Pride Center at (801) 539-8800.
UAF Rummage Sale
The Utah AIDS Foundation will hold their annual rummage sale fundraiser on July 11. The foundation is accepting donations of items (aside from clothing) including appliances, furniture, books, and children’s things for the sale, of which all proceeds will go to funding its programs. All items should be clean, in good working condition and are fully tax deductible. Items should be delivered to the parking lot of Salt Lake City’s Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, on July 10 after 2:00 p.m. UAF will also accept a limited number of items at its offices, 1408 S 1100 E, on July 9. Volunteers will be needed to price the items and to staff the sale.
When: July 11, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple
Info: To donate contact Nathan Measom at (801) 487-2323 or [email protected]; to volunteer contact Teresa Hyatt at [email protected]
The gay-friendly color guard, the Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps of Salt Lake City, will perform at the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmers Market on July 18 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
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.
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.