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Pride Without Police at Fairmont Park

On Sunday, June 30, from 5 to 9 pm, Salt Lake Community Mutual Aid will host the 2024 Pride Without Police event at Fairmont Park in the main pavilion.

“This celebration of queer identity aims to honor Pride’s revolutionary roots while opposing the inclusion of police and corporate entities in traditional Pride events,” organizers said in a statement. “Pride Without Police celebrates our queer identity and seeks to memorialize the fact that a police presence is antithetical to Pride.”

Organizers promise free food, music, queer artists, an anti-policing workshop, and a gender-affirming clothing exchange.

“This year’s Pride Without Police is a scaled-down event presented by Salt Lake Community Mutual Aid [in 2023],” organizers explained. “Our goal and purpose for the event remain the same. We oppose capitalist assimilation and call for queer liberation.”

Organizers say the event is community-driven.

“We consider the Utah Pride Center’s inclusion of police, real estate investors, petroleum refineries, and military contractors as directly inviting the very entities that drive our oppression,” organizer said. “Our goal for PWP is to provide an opportunity for people to take actual pride in who they are without the barriers imposed by the Pride Center.”

Masks are required unless you have an exemption.

More information is at slcmutualaid.com/pride-without-police.

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