LGBTQ Utah author book reading and signing

Utah author and member of the LGBT community Rachel Anne Cox, will be at the Main Street Emporium, 66 S. Main St., Bountiful, for a reading and book signing of her debut dystopian novel A Light From The Ashes, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 4:30-6 p.m.

The novel is set in the future wasteland of Virginia where Sam, the son of revolutionaries, wants nothing more than to leave the violence of his past behind him, but the impending Third Revolution and the two women he loves may not let him. With his loyalties torn between his affection for Sophie and maintaining the tentative peace which has prevailed in the land, Sam must navigate the fine lines between peace and rebellion, love and hate, while trying to find his humanity in an inhumane world and within himself.

To learn more about the author, visit her on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rachel_anne_cox_writer/
or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/rachelannecoxwriter/

Utah Pride Center: The pastor is in

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month the UPC hosts a local pastor (Reverend Curtis Price, of the First Baptist Church) will be on location in the Center’s lobby 6-8 p.m., for open to conversation with anyone who would like to talk about religion. Price has long since been an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community and has long since been a partner with the UPC as well.

Anyone who wants to ask questions, work through feelings, laugh/cry/be angry on the subject of religion is welcome to sit with him, or gather his information to make an appointment for a more private conversation if they prefer.

Upcoming Dates: Thurs., Nov. 21; Mon., Dec. 5; and Thurs.; Dec. 19. The UPC is located at 1380 S. Main St., SLC.

Lecture: The ‘Born This Way’ Wars: Sexuality, Science and the Future of Equality

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Westminster College’s B. W. Bastian Foundation Diversity Series presents “The ‘Born This Way’ Wars: Sexuality, Science and the Future of Equality” with Patrick Grzanka, Ph.D., a professor of psychology and women, gender and sexuality studies at The University of Tennessee.

In this lecture, he will discuss the social implications of scientists’ search for the biological origins of sexual orientation. An expert in intersectionality, Grzanka’s work broadly investigates the psychosocial consequences of complex structural inequalities at the nexus of race, gender and sexuality.

This free lecture will be held in the Bill and Vieve Gore Business School Auditorium, 1840 S. 1300 East, at 7 p.m., followed by a book signing at 8:15 p.m.

RCGSE Snowball 2019: Christmas in New York

The Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire’s Prince Royale XLIV Kolton Riley and Princess Royale XLIV Sandi Panties From Hell proudly present Snowball 2019: Christmas in New York. Each year, the RCGSE’s Prince and Princess Royale throw a Snowball Gala to raise proceeds to benefit those in the community who are living with HIV/AIDS. All funds from this gala will go directly to recipients, which helps them in purchasing much needed medications, food, clothes, housing during the Holidays.

Snowball 2019 commences on AIDS Awareness Day, Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South. Doors and dinner at 4 p.m., with the spectacular show at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, available through artsaltlake.org.

Not Yo Mama’s Holiday Market

SAGE Utah and Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center have teamed up to bring the Not Yo Mama’s Holiday Market to the Utah Pride Center. Local artisans and vendors will be selling their art, jewelry, photography, and more.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., browse all the local talents, and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season. The market is hosted by the Utah Pride Center, 1380 S. Main St., and is free and family-friendly.

This event will be a great place to showcase local artist’s handmade creations. So, if interested in applying to be a vendor (items priced under $100), please follow this link: http://bit.ly/UPCholidaymarket

Photo: author Rachel Anne Cox

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