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Utah Undie Run 2011

The Utah Undie Run 2011 Protest Against Utah Being so Uptight is kicking off with a festival at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Guinness World Records officials will be present to take a count of the participants in the run at 5 p.m. The run will start at 6 p.m. and the party will resume at the Gallivan Center until 10 p.m. Local vendors, disc jockeys and bands will be providing food and entertainment for everyone to participate. The event has more than 13,000 people attending on Facebook, and while it’s not exclusively a queer event, there will be a strong queer presence.

WHEN: Sept. 4, 5-10 p.m.
WHERE: Gallivan Center, 200 S. Main St.
INFO: UtahUndieRun.com

Las Vegas Pride

Since 1983 Las Vegas has hosted one of the most exciting and scandalous Pride celebrations in the nation. Following the tradition and reputation of being a place to let your hair down, Las Vegas Pride features parties, events, a festival and a parade. The parade will be on Sept. 16, 8-10 p.m. The festival kicks off the next day at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater. All the local bars will be hosting parties, events and it will attract attendees from all around the nation. Utah’s own Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps will be participating in the parade.

WHEN: Sept. 15-18
INFO: LasVegasPride.org

Self-Defense Workshop

The Structural Integration Institute is hosting three free workshops with self-defense instructor, Meggie Jackman. Classes are held for the next three weeks beginning Sept. 15. Jackman, who has competed in no-holds ultimate fighting and specializes in mixed martial arts, will help teach the basics of how to protect oneself. After recent attacks on gay people in Utah, Jackman wants to help prevent another similar beating.

WHERE: 420 E. South Temple, Ste. 240
WHEN: Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
COST: Free
INFO: siiutah.com

Pink Dot

Join members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and their allies as participants form an enormous pink dot at Spring Mobile Ballpark. The event is modeled after a similar gathering in Singapore that was used to raise awareness about queer issues and form alliances with the community at large.

WHEN: Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m.
INFO: PinkDotUT.org

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