University of Utah Pride Week will be held during the first week of October and include such events as an intercollegiate Pride Dance, safe zone training, a pet pageant and addresses by Lt. Dan Choi and poet Thea Hillman.
When: Oct. 3-9
Where: University of Utah, various locations
KRCL Pledge Drive
KRCL 90.9 FM, the community radio station that features such gay and gay-friendly programs as RadioActive and What Not, What Have You and Such as That with Sister Dottie S. Dixon, is currently holding a pledge drive. KRCL is listener-supported, meaning that pledges from the community are essential for its daily operations. To pledge visit krcl.org.
LGBTQ Veterans Group
The Utah Pride Center is looking to create a group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer veterans and active duty members on leave. The group will provide safe and confidential space for members to discuss their experiences, challenges and concerns of serving in the U.S. military. Those interested in joining are asked to contact Jennifer Nuttall at [email protected] or (801) 539-8800, ex. 13.
LGBTQ Veterans Fundraiser
The Mehadi Foundation is a nonprofit support group dedicated to serving U.S. military veterans of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, supporting humanitarian efforts in Iraq and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer service members, as well as service members with post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction issues. The group will host Bella Sera, an Italian-themed fundraiser at Club Jam this month. The event is open to members of the public ages 21 and over. Non-alcoholic beverages, refreshments and Italian ice cream by Bella Citta Gelato will also be provided, as will live entertainment.
When: Oct. 2, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Club Jam, 751 N, 300 W
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
Info: Patrick English at [email protected] or (360) 927-2879.
Dialogue on Sexual Violence
This month the Utah Pride Center and the Rape Recovery Center will co-sponsor an evening of speakers and public discussions to educate the public about sexual violence and to receive feedback about how the Rape Recovery Center can provide more inclusive services to the community at large. The meeting will include guest speakers and a discussion facilitated by local leaders and will be offered in English and Spanish.
When: Oct. 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S 900 W
Info: Kristen or Cindy at (801) 467-7282