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Pride Week 2021: March 29 - April 3

For the 2020-2021 Academic Year, University Pride Week is moving to Spring! Committee planning will start in August 2020, if you are interested in being a part of the Pride Week Planning Committee email! 

Stay tuned for more information! 




Last year's Pride Week events:


AIDS on TV : Screening and Q&A with Producer, Joseph Lovett

We hope you will join the Mass Communications History class to view the first-ever investigative piece about AIDS to air on US television. Screening will be followed by a discussion with the producer of this piece, Joseph Lovett.  All are welcome!


Gaymer's Night
Guest Speaker: Lenore Gilbert, CEO of Rainbow Studios
Join us for some prime gaming and free food! We won't only have all the gaming your heart desires...Lenore Gilbert (she/they), CEO of Rainbow Studios, will be speaking as well! Gilbert is an activist, engineer and CEO of Rainbow Studios in Phoenix, AZ. Their experiences as a non-binary trans person, survivor of bipolar disorder and industry veteran of over 15 years inform the ethics and values she pursues in her professional work and activism. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @enbylenore. Talk followed by a night of video games--including some with LGBT themes!


The Importance of Sharing Histories of Queer and Trans Women of Color
Keynote Speaker: Tourmaline

Artist and filmmaker Tourmaline will share her experience of writing, directing, and creating films that unearth histories and stories of queer and trans women of color. Talk will include a screening of Tourmaline’s short film, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a film that imagines transgender rights activist and performer Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson in the hours before the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Tourmaline is the director of several films, the editor of TRAP DOOR, an anthology on trans cultural production published by the New Museum & MIT Press, and her work has been presented in museums across the world.


Careeroes: LGBTQIA+ Alumni Panel and Networking Event

Have you worried about transitioning in the workforce? Need help navigating dressing professionally while also expressing your identities in an authentic way? Want to learn how to be a better LGBTQIA+ ally? Join us for Careeroes, an event featuring a panel of LGBTQIA+ alumni!

Discussion topics will include navigating the job search process as an LGBTQIA+ person, being out in the workplace, and more. Audience members will have the opportunity to anonymously submit questions. After the panel, there will be an opportunity to network with employers who are actively working to recruit LGBTQIA+ employees and build an inclusive work environment for LGBTQIA+ folx. A catered lunch will be provided.


Live Music at the Farmer's Market!
Mel Soul & the Messenger and Rufio
Take a picture at the Pride Week Photo Booth!


Pride Week Drag Show

Celebrate Pride Week at the U with some local drag queens including Morgana Rhea, Edgar Alexa, Poison Grace and the Toxins, Sister Ivana Gnosis, and Ava!



Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate Town Hall on LGBTQIA+ Issues







Last Updated: 10/7/20