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U of U Pride 2010

The University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center is looking for students, staff, faculty and members of the community at large to help plan the school’s Pride Week, which will be held in October. The Pride Week committee will hold its first meeting this month. For more information contact  Cathy Martinez at 801-581-4861 or cmartinez@sa.utah.edu.

ACLU Lobby Night

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah will hold a citizen’s lobby night. Participants will learn about the issues the ACLU will follow throughout the session as well as how average citizens can have a voice in local government. Refreshments will be served. Overflow parking can be accessed through the driveway on the ACLU office building’s south side.
When: Feb. 4, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: ACLU of Utah offices, 355 N. 300 W.
RSVP: Reinard at 801-521-9862, ex. 101 or aclu@acluutah. org

Planned Parenthood Dinner

Planned Parenthood Action Council will hold its annual dinner, “Taking Back the Right,” on Feb. 10. Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim will be keynote speaker. The evening will also feature the council’s awards ceremony: Pediatrician Katie McElligott will receive the Jackie Erbin Award for her work with teenage mothers, and the new Securing the Future Award will be given to teenager Emma Waitzman for her efforts in getting teens involved in the passage of sex education legislation. Rep. Lynn Hemingway, D-Holladay, will receive the Just Say Know Award for his efforts in promoting comprehensive sex education legislation on Capitol Hill.
When: Feb. 10, starting at 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Marriott, 75 S. West Temple.
Cost: $100 per ticket
Info and tickets: ppac@ppau.org, 801-328-8939 or ppacutah.org.

Equality Utah Letter Writing Workshop

Statewide gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights group Equality Utah will hold a workshop on drafting letters to the editor.
When: Feb. 4, 6 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Equality Utah office, 175 W. 200 South, Ste. 3001
Info: Lauren Littlefield, 801-355-3479 or Lauren@equalityutah.org.

Babs De Lay Leads Service

Utah realtor, Tibetan Buddhist and Universal Life Church minister Babs De Lay will conduct a service entitled “I’m Entitled to What?” about empowerment at the Southern Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.
When: Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Where: SVUUS, 6876 S. Highland Drive (2000 East)
Info: svuus.org

Utah AIDS Foundation HIV Testing

The Utah AIDS Foundation offers weekly low-cost, confidential testing for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and hepatitis C. HIV tests are administered by oral swab with results ready in 20 minutes. Results for other STI tests are available within one to two weeks and can be given over the phone or in person.

When: Mondays 5–7 p.m. walk-ins and Thursdays 10 a.m.–1:30 by appointment.
Where: UAF test site, 1408 S. 1100 E.
Cost: $15 per HIV and rectal chlamydia/gonorrhea test, $5 for syphilis test, $25 for hepatitis C test. The test for genital chlamydia/gonorrhea is free.
Info: 801-487-2323

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