Sonic Boom at Vinto Pizza
Salt Lake Sonic Boom, a dining group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Utahns and their allies, will dine out at Vinto Pizza on April 4 from 4–6 p.m. Members should come wearing red to be able to recognize one another and to let the restaurant know who they are. Members are encouraged to bring friends. Vinto Pizza is located at 418 E. 200 South.
National LGBT Health Awareness Week
The Utah Pride Center will sponsor a health fair in honor of National LGBT Health Awareness Week in April. The event will include lectures and panels on men’s and women’s cancer concerns, transgender health, addiction and HIV. Participating organizations include the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, the Utah Pride Center’s Alternative Women’s Wellness Program, Entre Nosotros, Fayme, the LGBT Affirming Therapist Guild of Utah, PFLAG, Planned Parenthood of Utah, Pride Counseling, the Rape Recovery Center, Queer Spirit, Simply Social, the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. Snacks will be provided by Whole Foods and refreshments by Club JAM.
When: April 3, 2–5 p.m.
Where: Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South
GLBTQ Medicare Education Class
Darren Hotton, Senior Health Insurance Program Director with the state Department of Human Services, will teach a class for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer Utahns about accessing Medicare services for themselves and for loved ones, including those for whom they are primary caregivers. The class is open to people of all ages.
When: April 21, 6:30–8 p.m.
Where: State of Utah Department of Human Services Building, Room 1020, 195 N. 1950 W. (Enter on the northwest side of the building.)
Join Team Try-Angles
Once again, Club Try-Angles will sponsor a cycling team in this year’s Harmon’s MS Best Dam Bike Tour, an annual bike ride to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah (this year’s ride will be held June 26–27 in Logan). The team is open to cyclists of all sexual orientations, gender identities and experience levels, and participants may sign up to ride 40, 75 or 100 miles each day. The ride has several rest stops and supply wagons, making it ideal for beginning cyclists. To register to ride with the team visit tinyurl.com/teamtryangles2010. Here, click on the Join a Team button and search for Try-Angles (with the hyphen). To donate to the team, visit tinyurl.com/donate2tryangles. For more information contact email@example.com.
Temple Squares Fly In
Temple Squares, Utah’s only gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender square dancing group, will hold its first “fly in”— a weekend square dancing event open to participants from around the country — this April. The weekend will include several square dancing classes and challenges.
When: April 2–4
Where: Columbus Community Center, 2530 S. 500 East, South Salt Lake City
Cost: $40 for full registration, $20 for members of the Gay Caller Association, $10 for individual sessions. T-shirts are available for $25.
E21 March Cancelled
A march and rally for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights scheduled for the day before the Spring Equinox has been cancelled, according to organizer Jeff Key. The march was scheduled to take place March 20 and was to be a venue to allow people to express how anti-gay and anti-transgender discrimination had impacted their lives. At press time, no further details about the cancellation were available.