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The Anser to headline Pink Dot event

Current The X Factor contestants and Utah residents, The Anser, a pop trio, will perform at the Pink Dot event at Spring Mobile Ballpark on Oct. 11, 5 p.m.

The free Pink Dot event is being organized by the Support Love Courage Council, a group of community volunteers. The campaign is encouraging Utahns to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends by attending the Pink Dot event.

Kurt Bestor, ambassador and the emcee for this year’s event, stated in a press release, “Pink Dot is about coming together in a common wonderful place and that’s why I want to be involved. In Utah, we are known for our love and reaching out, it’s what we do.”

Local Fox 13 News anchor Hope Woodside will co-host the event with Bestor.

Other ambassadors for the event include Sister Dottie S. Dixon; former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson and his wife; former Salt Lake City Weekly editor Holly Mullen; Latino activist Archie Archuletta; Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians Salt Lake Chapter president Kathy Godwin and her husband Mike Godwin; First Unitarian Church Rev. Tom Goldsmith; KUER Radio producer Ken Verdoia; and Family Fellowship founders Gary and Millie Watts.

The Anser sailed through the first round of competition on the hit Fox television show The X Factor with their performance of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. The band members are competing for the top prize of $5 million and a Sony recording contract.

The first Pink Dot event debuted in Singapore in 2009 and attracted more than 2,000 attendees. This year, the Singapore event attracted more than 10,000 people showing their support for their queer friends and family members.

For more information, go to PinkDotUT.org.

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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