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Utah Pride 2002 Headliner Saturday — Justin Utley

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Justin Utley will take to the stage on Saturday at the Utah Pride Festival.

Born and raised in Utah, Utley’s singing career launched after being a featured performer at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

After coming out and moving to New York City in 2006, Utley became a sought-after talent and LGBTQ+ community advocate. In June 2010, he released “Stand for Something,” a single written to inspire and motivate action toward securing marriage equality in the United States. The single was nominated by the LGBT Academy Of Recording Arts for four OutMusic Awards, winning Best Country/Folk Song of the Year.

Utley toured internationally for over a decade at Pride and Equality Festivals worldwide and sang the US National Anthem at NBA and other sporting events.

As an advocate, he has been a guest contributor on CNN’s Faces Of Faith Sunday News, MSNBC, NPR, and Huffington Post, and has testified in Utah legislative hearings on LGBTQ job and housing discrimination and conversion therapy.

As a keynote speaker at colleges and universities, Utley speaks openly and candidly across the nation about his experience with conversion therapy, in addition to providing insight on issues of faith and the LGBTQ+ community. He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey FBI’s Pride award, was named Artist of the Year by SiriusXM OutQ, and was recently recognized with the 2021 Impact Award by Equality Utah for his work in helping ban conversion therapy for minors in Utah.

Connect with Justin at: JustinUtley.com, Instagram and Twitter @JustinUtley, and Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok @JustinUtleyMusic

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