Utah Pride launches Southwest Utah website

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Utah Pride launched a new Utah Pride Southwest website to support the queer and allied community living in, and around, Cedar City, St. George and Hurricane. Still in infancy, the site is seeking input from community members using a needs assessment survey posted on the site to let Utah Pride know what kinds of services to offer. The survey will be online through March 31.

UtahPrideSouthwest.org is part of a statewide initiative launched by the Utah Pride Center to include all of Utah in its programming and services.

“Long term it is hoped that Utah Pride can offer programming for youth, elders and the transgender community, as well as offering a wide range of referrals to help address specific community member needs. Results of the community survey in Southwestern Utah will provide insight into the needs and desires for future programming,” the website’s purpose states.

The site offers contact information for the Parents, Families and Friends of Gays and Lesbians chapter of St. George, as well as other organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Tri-State HIV/AIDS Taskforce. It serves as a resource for queers and allies alike in Southern Utah to know where to find help and how to get involved.

Utah Pride will also be creating a Southwestern Utah Community Advisory Committee, to steer the development of programs and services in the area. Those interested in becoming involved should email [email protected]

“Utah Pride is a catalyst for building and celebrating the strength, equality, dignity and self-determination of the LGBTQ community throughout Utah. We are committed to excellence in execution and the continuing improvement of all programs, services, education and advocacy. We value and support individuals, families and allies and building partnerships across communities,” the website states.

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