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Pride Week 2019: September 30 - Oct 4

Pride Week is an annual event honoring LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives! Join us for this week-long series of events to learn, to celebrate, and to be inspired. Pride Week is planned by a volunteer committee of students, faculty, and staff collaborating across the university. All are welcome to get involved and to participate in Pride Week events!

Schedule of Events:

Monday, September 30

AIDS on TV : Screening and Q&A with Producer, Joseph Lovett
LNCO 1110, Mass Communication History class
Refreshments Provided

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
Basement of Building 72
Guest Speaker: Lenore Gilbert, CEO of Rainbow Studios
Free Food Provided
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!

Tuesday, October 1

The Importance of Sharing Histories of Queer and Trans Women of Color
Keynote Speaker: Tourmaline
Utah Museum of Fine Arts Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium
Reception at 6pm, Program begins 6:30pm
Light Refreshments Served at Reception

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.

Wedensday, October 2

Careeroes: LGBTQIA+ Alumni Panel and Networking Event
Alumni House Tanner Ballroom
Lunch Provided
RSVP Here!

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.

Thursday, October 3

Live Music at the Farmer's Market!
Mel Soul & the Messenger and Rufio
Tanner Plaza, outside of the Olpin Student Union
Take a picture at the Pride Week Photo Booth!

Friday, October 4

Pride Week Drag Show
Child Hall, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
Free admission and light refreshments will be served!
Dressing in drag or costume is highly encouraged!

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!


Rescheduled Event:

Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate Town Hall on LGBTQIA+ Issues

Monday, October 28

Hinkley Institute of Politics

Doors 5:30pm


For questions about Pride Week or if you need accommodations to participate in any events, please contact us at or 801-587-7973.

Thank you to our Pride Week sponsors!

Alumni Association

Associated Students Of The University Of Utah

B.W. Bastian Foundation

Center for Disability & Access

David Eccles School of Business

Department of Communication

Division of Student Affairs

Entertainment Arts and Engineering Department

Health Equity and Inclusion

The Hinckley Institute

J. Willard Marriot Library and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Office of Equity and Diversity

Sustainability Office

University Marketing and Communications

Last Updated: 10/1/19