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Living With AIDS Conference

The People With AIDS Coalition of Utah will host its 22nd annual Living With AIDS Conference this month. This one-day program is designed to give Utahns living with HIV/AIDS, their family members, friends and caregivers as well as AIDS service providers the most current information about the disease, treatment and coping strategies. This year’s medical update will be presented by Dr. Kristen Ries, a pioneer in Utah HIV/AIDS treatment. Registration scholarships are available for people with HIV/AIDS. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided. RSVP by Oct. 13.

When: Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Where: IJ and Jeanné  Wagner Jewish Community Center, 2 N. Medical Dr.

Registration: $25

Info: 801-484-2205

NCOD Brunch

The Utah Pride Center will host its annual brunch in celebration of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 10 at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. National PFLAG President John Cepek will be this year’s keynote speaker. The Utah Pride Center will also honor recipients of its 2010 Lifetime Achievement, Volunteer and Community Organization of the Year Awards. This year’s celebration will also coincide with the Utah Pride Center’s first Family Acceptance Regional Conference. Individual tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available.

When: Oct. 10 (registration starts at 11 a.m. and programming begins at Noon)

Where: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 W. 500 South.

Info/Tickets: utahpridecenter.org

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., E. Broadway (300 South between State Street and 300 East.)

Cost: Free to the public

Info: SLCFashionStroll.com or contact organizer Matt Monson at 801-671-4304 or [email protected].

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 Dr.

Cost: $65 per person, $650 per table of 10, $45 per student (available upon request) or $450 per student table of 10.

Info: To purchase tickets contact Cathy Martinez at [email protected] or Kathleen Boyd at [email protected] or 801-587-7973.

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