Pride 2014

Utah Pride 2014: Three marches kick off Utah Pride

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Interfaith Service and March

This year’s interfaith service begins at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, and will be held at Wasatch Presbyterian Church at 1700 S. 1700 East.

The Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition is a piece of Utah Pride that helps the LGBTQ community practice their spirituality without judgment. The Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition believes that each person, no matter what culture or sexuality, should honor the divinity within themselves and are capable of holiness with their spirituality. The coalition’s mission is to be able to afford resources and opportunities for the LGBTQ community to express their faith regardless of personal preference or beliefs.

In 2002, the coalition started holding services, and it has been a positive spiritual outlet for many participants at the Utah Pride Festival for 12 years running.

The Interfaith March will begin at the Methodist Church on 200 S. 200 East at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 7. It will join the Trans* and Dyke Marches in progress as they head toward the Utah Pride Festival grounds for the Opening Ceremony at 3 p.m.

Trans* Rally and March

Be seen! Be heard! Join the Trans* Rally and March, Saturday June 7. All trans* and gender nonconforming people are welcome to descend on City Creek Park to an environment designed to be safe, loving and empowering. This is an opportunity to represent your community, increase your visibility and promote acceptance of all gender-variant people. The rally will begin at 2 p.m., and includes music, speakers and entertainment. Don’t miss step-off at 2:30 p.m., and will converge with the Dyke and Interfaith Marches for the 2014 Pride March. Join your community and march straight into the Opening Ceremonies to kickoff this year’s Pride Festival!

Dyke Rally and March

Dykes! Lesbians! Gay women! Feminists! Female Identified people of Utah! Rally on the front steps of the Capitol Building starting at high noon, Saturday, June 7. Meditations and conversations will take place on the lawn from noon to 1 p.m. Music, dancing, body painting, poster-making, socializing and such will warm you up from 1–1:50 p.m. We promise dancers to awe, speakers to unite, slam poetry — because we are cool like that — and the ever awesome DJ Jen Melcomian to emcee. No matter your lady label, come socialize and unite, demonstrate to liberate, and agitate to change the state. March at 2:30 p.m., from the Capitol Building to the Utah Pride Festival grounds and join the Trans* and Interfaith rallies on the way. Celebrate, be heard, be seen!

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