Shades of Queer

In October, the University of Utah’s LGBT Resource Center will present its annual Gay-la Dinner and Silent Auction, the theme of which will be “Shades of Queer: Connecting Through Difference.” The evening’s keynote speaker will be Reed Cowan, the director, writer and producer of  8: The Mormon Proposition, a popular documentary about the LDS Church’s involvement in California’s Proposition 8. The evening will also include performances by Keila Michiko Cone-Uemura and Baron Daniel Cureton. Dress is business casual and vegetarian and vegan options are available.
When: Oct. 22, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner
Where: IJ and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive.
Cost: $65 per person, $650 per table of ten, $45 per student (available upon request).
Info: To purchase tickets contact Cathy Martinez at [email protected] or Kathleen Boyd at [email protected] or 801-587-7973.

HRC at 9th and 9th Fest

HRC-Utah needs volunteers to staff its booths at the 9th and 9th Street Festival from 9:30 a.m. to the festival’s closing at 5:30 p.m., and for clean up afterward. To volunteer contact Crystal Young-Otterstrom at 801-652-0737.

Fashion Stroll #10

Salt Lake City’s Fashion Stroll will celebrate its 10th incarnation by turning its outdoor market into a Halloween party. Attendees and merchants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be awarded to the most creative. Likewise, the event’s runway show and entertainment — including dancers, local bands and street performers — will all have a Halloween flair. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
When: Oct. 29, 6–10 p.m., East Broadway (300 South between State St. and 300 East.)
Cost: Free to the public
Info: SLCFashionStroll.com or contact organizer Matt Monson at 801-671-4304 or [email protected]

Family Conference

The Utah Pride Center will host “Bringing Families Back Into the Room,” a regional conference, Oct. 8-10, for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Caitlin Ryan, head of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University, which is studying ways to help families support queer children. For more details, check utahpridecenter.org.

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