Pride 2012

Pride rallies, marches and interfaith service

On Saturday, June 2, 3 p.m., the Pride Festival will host two marches, one for lesbians and supporters known as the Dyke March, and the Transgender March, for transgender people and supporters. This is the third annual rally and march and the two groups will walk into the parade grounds to kickoff the festival.

To have two rallies, the routes for the Dyke and Transgender Marches will be different. The lesbian marchers will gather at the Utah State Capitol and walk down to the festival grounds.

The transgender marchers do not have a starting location yet, but it will be posted on utahpridefestival.org as the festival nears.

This year the annual Pride Interfaith service will be held at The Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South, where the service first began 11 years ago. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. The theme of the interfaith worship is “Changing Minds, Healing Hearts.” Speakers are drawn from a diverse group of faith communities that embrace and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, Episcopal Bishop of the Utah Diocese. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will welcome people to the city during the Pride Interfaith Service. After the service, the Interfaith March will join the Transgender and Dyke Marches to form the Utah Pride March, which all end at the Festival grounds.

For more information, go to UtahPrideFestival.org. See the map on page 40 for the specific route and meeting locations.

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