Profound Pronouns: Jess Couser’s Pro Bono LGBTQ+ Legal Representation

Profound Pronouns: Jess Couser’s Pro Bono LGBTQ+ Legal Representation
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Jess Couser offers her legal services to LGBTQ+ individuals as they endure the tedious process of changing their identiy. … read more

Familia: An Interview with Ella Mendoza

Familia: An Interview with Ella Mendoza
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In the past couple of years, Utah has incubated many fantastic local organizations that help Utah residents in various ways, but few are quite as badass as Utah’s Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. … read more

Stand For Queer Lives: An Interview with Adrian Romero

Stand For Queer Lives: An Interview with Adrian Romero
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In January of 2015, Adrian founded the group Stand for Queer Lives, a support and activist group dedicated to aiding the lives of LGBTQ+ people. … read more

Pride Festival Recap

Pride Festival Recap
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Love equals love. That was the theme at this years Pride, and it couldn’t have been more fitting. The theme calls back to the 17 days—from December 20, 2013 to January 6, 2014—when same-sex couples could legally marry here in the state of Utah after Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Amendment 3 as unconstitutional, and it draws attention to the current legal limbo same-sex couples have been stuck in as the appeals process against Judge Shelby’s ruling slowly grinds forward. But the love equals love theme does even more than that: It also calls to how things should be, how everyone should be treated and how important equality truly is.  … read more

LGBTQ: Moving Forward In Popular Culture

LGBTQ: Moving Forward In Popular Culture
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A few relevant discussions did pop up during the Q&A session, but it still felt more like an impromptu gay pride assembly rather than a pertinent discussion about homosexuality in pop culture. … read more

2015 Utah Pride Parade and Festival

2015 Utah Pride Parade and Festival
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The sun was shining, birds were chirping and people of all stripes took to downtown Salt Lake City to attend one of the largest events of the year: The annual Utah Pride Parade and Festival. … read more

Janet Mock: The Storyteller Who’s Writing History

Janet Mock: The Storyteller Who’s Writing History
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Janet Mock’s 2014 memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, prompted a larger conversation about identity and how trans women can talk about their own experiences without fear. This June 4–7, Mock will be Grand Marshal at the Utah Pride Center’s 2015 Utah Pride Festival, where she will work with Utah’s LGBTQ community to further the conversation about inclusivity and authenticity.

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Princess Kennedy: Memories On Main

Princess Kennedy: Memories On Main
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I recently got a documentary from the library titled Salt Lake City in the 1950s. The best part of the doc was the segment on Main Street. I remember hearing stories from my parents and grandparents about the grandeur that was our modest Downtown. … read more

Princess Kennedy: Tranny’s Now a Slur

Princess Kennedy: Tranny’s Now a Slur
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SLUG, SLUG Magazine, Princess Kennedy, Tranny, Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black, transgender, LGBTQ, trans*, Salt Lake City, Carmen Carrera, RuPaul … read more