Under the Umbrella Bookstore embraces Pride Month with diverse lineup of events

Under the Umbrella Bookstore is gearing up for a vibrant celebration of Pride month, kicking off with an engaging Drag Storytime event on Sunday, May 26th, at Urban Arts Gallery at 2 p.m.

UtU announced a slew of Pride events for 2024, showcasing a diverse range of voices and talents from the LGBTQ+ community. Highlights include an author event with TJ Alexander, the author of “Triple Sec,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 6th, from 6–8 p.m. Additionally, a Queer Art Gallery opening will take place on Saturday, June 8th, from 4–6 p.m., followed by a Queer Youth Art Night on Thursday, June 13th, from 5–7 p.m.

Other events include the Always Queer Pride Market on Saturday, June 15th, from 12–5 p.m., and the Queer Stitch Club on Tuesday, June 18th, from 6–8 p.m. Notable author events include JR Yussuf, author of “Dear Bi Men,” on Friday, June 21st, and Collective Humanity, from Collective Tales Publishing, on Thursday, June 27th.

In addition to hosting events at their store, Under the Umbrella will be present at various Pride pop-ups and other community events throughout June. Look out for their booth and exclusive Pride month merchandise at Urban Arts Gallery, Church and State’s Pride Show Side Show, Forty Three Bakery’s Pride Fest, and SLC Pride at the Gateway.

For those interested in hosting their events, Umbrella Cafe is open for group gatherings, serving as a welcoming space for grassroots LGBTQ+ organizations. UtU continues to foster community connections by bringing together new groups and showcasing the work of emerging queer authors.

Stay updated on UtU’s Pride events by following @undertheumbrellabookstore on Instagram or checking their event calendar.

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