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Queer Prom

The Utah Pride Center’s Tolerant Intelligent Network of Teens will hold Queer Prom April 10, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. at the Salt Lake City Library, 210 E. 400 South. The Prom is open to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and allied youth age 14 – 20. Tickets will be available shortly and sponsorships are available.

Utah Pride Needs Volunteers

The Utah Pride Festival is currently seeking volunteers to fill several leadership roles for this year’s festival, including positions in food handling, logistics, stage management and entertainment. Applicants must have previous volunteer experience and experience in management or logistics. Volunteers who fill leadership positions will also need to attend bi-monthly meetings beginning in March and will be required to work full time during the festival. For more information visit utahpridecenter.org.

March Neighborhood Potluck

March’s neighborhood potluck for the south part of Salt Lake Valley will be held at the home of James Hicks and Russ Eliason. These potlucks are held monthly to allow gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their straight friends and allies the chance to socialize and make new friends. For this potluck, Hicks and Eliason are asking that the food be divided up in this way: those whose doors face north or south are asked to bring main dishes and desserts; those with east or west facing doors are asked to bring chips and dip, salads and pasta. The hosts will provide main dishes and beverages. Kids are welcome.
When: March 7, 4 p.m.
Where: James Hicks & Russ Eliason’s home (call 801-644-3190 for directions and info).

ACLU Discussion

The ACLU of Utah and OUTLAWS, a gay-friendly group of law students at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, will hold the critical community dialogue “Beyond the Division: How Religious Liberty and Equality for Gay and Transgender People Can Be Balanced in Our State and Nation” on March 4. This discussion will look at ways in which the right to freedom of religion and rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people can both be protected under law.
When: March 4, 6–8 p.m.
Where: S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Court Room, 332 S. 1400 E.
RSVP: Anna Brower, 801-521-9862 ex. 100 or [email protected]

Human Rights Commission Vacancies

Salt Lake City’s Human Rights Commission currently has two vacancies and is accepting applications. For more information call 801-535-7734 or visit slcgov.com/diversity.

Our Store March Specials

Our Store: Your Thrift Alternative, the thrift store run by the People with AIDS Coalition of Utah, will hold weekly specials throughout this month:
March 6–12: Buy one book, get the second free
March 13–19: 50 percent off all coats and jackets
March 20–26: Buy one pair of shoes, get the second free
March 27 – April 2: 25 percent off all glassware
All proceeds from the store go to the organization, which provides a number of services for Utahns living with HIV/AIDS. Our Store is located at 358 S. 300 E. and is open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m–8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Scholarship for Lesbian Students

The six-year-old Taub-Dicker Rainbow Scholarship is now accepting applications. Administered by the Stonewall Foundation, the scholarship is open to lesbian-identified students who are graduating high school seniors with plans to attend a U.S. college or university or current graduate and undergraduate students in any field of study. Applications are judged on academic excellence, community service and commitment to issues effecting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as well as leadership, merit and professional and personal goals. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in June 2010. The application can be found at stonewallfoundation.org (look beneath grants on the sidebar).The foundation also offers a number of other scholarships.

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