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Transgender Awareness Month

November is Transgender Awareness Month at the Utah Pride Center. Events throughout the month include a conference on gender and gender identity, a workshop for transgender and genderqueer people about voice and speech adaptation and fun social events every Tuesday evening. For more information and a complete schedule of events visit utahpridecenter.org.

PWACU Poinsettias

The People with AIDS Coalition of Utah has opened orders for its 5th annual poinsettia fundraiser. Until Nov. 20 the organization will offer potted poinsettias (averaging 15 to 19 inches tall and 15 inches wide). All proceeds will benefit the organization, which serves people with HIV/AIDS in the state.
Cost: $10 per plant or $75 for eight plants.
Purchase: pwacu.org or (801) 484-2205
Delivery Dates:
Nov. 24 and 27, Dec. 1, 4, 8 and 11. Deliveries in Salt Lake County require no minimum order, but deliveries for Davis, Summit, Tooele and Weber require an eight plant order. Davis and Weber delivery dates are Nov. 24 and Dec. 4 , Summit County’s is Nov. 27 and Dec. 8 and Tooele and Utah Counties’ are Dec. 1 and 11. Dates are subject to change.

LGBT Law Clinic

Beginning Nov. 12, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Utah Pride Center, the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law Pro Bono Initiative and OutLaws, the law college’s pro-gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group, will sponsor a free law clinic for low income members of the community who cannot afford legal help. To participate, bring documents related to the issue for which you are seeking help, such as contracts, pay stubs, court documents and email.
When: Starting Nov. 12 and the second Thursday of each month after, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: U of U S.J. Quinney College of Law, 322 S 1400 E

Pride in Pink: After Hours

The Utah Pride Center has announced its next Pride in Pink: After Hours, an informal networking event for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their allies. The party is so named because all attendees are asked to wear pink. This month’s sponsor is Quinn Richins, who will give away $100 gift certificates to Best Buy, and prizes will be offered in a drawing that individuals can enter by bringing their business cards. Market Street Oyster Bar will provide refreshments.
When: Dec. 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Market Street Oyster Bar, 54 W Market St.
Cost: Donations suggested
RSVP: Marina Gomberg at (801) 539-8800 x 20

American Indian Heritage Month

Gov. Gary Herbert has issued a declaration naming November American Indian Heritage Month and the Monday before Thanksgiving as Indigenous Day. This year, events for the month will include the return of Massasoit statue to the State Capitol and pow wows for American Indian Veterans, the Indian Walk-in Center and the Ute tribe. The month also includes an Indigenous Day Wards dinner on Nov. 23 at the State Capitol.
Info: Division of Indian Affairs, 801-538-8808

Give a Turkey

Backman Elementary School is collecting turkeys and money to purchase turkeys for families in need this holiday season until Nov. 14. Turkeys and donations may be dropped off at the school, 601 N 1500 W, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Franklin, Meadowlark and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools are also participating.
Info: Frank Cordova, (801) 446-9067 or (801) 573-8503

South Valley Sanctuary Fundraiser

South Valley Sanctuary, the only domestic violence shelter in the Salt Lake Valley that serves male and female clients, will hold a fundraiser at La Caille Restaurant, complete with a holiday concert.
When: Nov. 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: La Caille Restaurant, 9565 Wasatch Blvd.
Tickets: $100, purchase at southvalleysanctuary.com
Info: Heather Masterton, (801) 864-6056

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