Qmmunity Briefs

SAGE Mardi Gras

SAGE, the Utah Pride Center’s social group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals aged 50 and over, will hold a Mardi Gras party and reading of the work of gay poets at the home of David Turner.
When: Feb. 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where: David Turner’s home (call for directions)
RSVP: 801-201-0350 or email Jennifer Nuttall at jenifer@utahpridecenter.org.

Genderland Expands

Genderland, the Utah Pride Center’s weekly social night for transgender and genderqueer youth or youth who find conventional gender roles to be too restrictive , now welcomes youth age 14–22. It meets weekly on Tuesday night from 3–9 p.m. in the Center’s youth activities space.
Info: Rose Ellen at 801-539-8800, ex. 17.

COLAGE Ice Skating

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere, the Utah Pride Center’s group for the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender parents, will hold a bring a friend ice skating social later this month. Youth are advised to dress warmly (and wear winter-appropriate socks) and to bring friends and family.
When: Jan. 22, 5–7 p.m.
Where: Gallivan Center Ice Skating Rink, 239 S. Main St.
RSVP: By Jan. 20 to Cara Cerise at caracerise@hotmail.com or 801-539-8800, ex.13.

Utah HRC Gala

The date for Utah’s sixth annual HRC Utah Gala Dinner has been moved to May 8. It will take place in the Grand America Hotel, 555 South Main St. Tickets will be available soon.

PPAC Rally

The Planned Parenthood Action Council will hold a rally in the Capitol Rotunda on Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., four days before the Utah State Legislature convenes for its general session. The rally will be in support of comprehensive reproductive health education, an item on the legislature’s agenda for its 2010 session.

Lavender Graduation

The University of Utah will again hold Lavender Graduation on May 6, in honor of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied graduating students. The event will include a short program and the gifting of rainbow tassels to participants. For more information contact Katie Stiel at kstiel@a.utah.edu.

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