Pride Week 2021: March 29 - April 3
Pride Week at the U is an annual event honoring LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives! Join us for this week-long series of events to learn, celebrate, and 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 participate in Pride Week events!
2021 Pride Week events
Uniquely U Art Competition and Small Grants for Artist Program
Online Gallery open all week March 29- April 3 |Details about Submission Process and Deadlines Coming Soon
An art experience inviting LGBTQIA+ people of all ages and their allies to express their intersecting identities through art in any medium. University of Utah students, staff, faculty, alumni, as well as community members are invited to submit their work.
We want to give every participant access to as many resources as possible as they create their art pieces, so we are offering grants for art supplies that will be distributed in sliding scale and need-based format. You can apply to receive between $50 and $150. Grants will be awarded on a rolling-basis until funds run out. To apply, head to tinyurl.com/PW21-artgrants.
Gaymer's Night | Monday, March 29 | 7pm | Virtual Event
Join Entertainment Arts and Engineering for a virtual evening of fun as we group up, play games, and celebrate all things LGBTQIA+.
Just like the in-person event last year, we will have a keynote speech, music, games, and more! Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more event details and some very exciting announcements, please join our Gaymer Night Discord Server!
Out at Work | Tuesday, March 30 | 12-2pm| Virtual Event
Will feature a panel of alumni talking about how they have navigated being LGBTQIA+ in the workplace followed by breakout rooms with facilitators on a variety of LGBTQIA+ employment topics, including: building inclusive environments in the workplace, healing from workplace trauma, a networking workshop, and managing LGBT+ discrimination in the workplace.
Gender Expansive Clothing Pop-up Shop | Wednesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 1 | Details and Sign Up Coming Soon
This event will feature a gender expansive clothing pop-up shop, including Mystery Boxes for pick up and mail. More details on how to shop coming soon!
Want to donate to this event? We are accepting clean, lightly used clothing, shoes, and accessories, but are especially in need of professional attire and bathing suits. March 1st is the last day to donate! Donation bins are at the following locations:
- The Student Union (200 S, Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City), 1st floor, main entrance
- The Student Life Center (1836 Student Life Way, Salt Lake City, UT), South Entrance
- Kahlert Village (265 1850 E, Salt Lake City, UT)
- Peterson Heritage Center (151 S Connor St, Salt Lake City, UT)
- SLCC Gender & Sexuality Student Resource Center 1575 S State Street, Salt Lake City, Room 1-140, South of Grand Theater Lobby
- Encircle SLC M-Th 3-7pm (331 600 E, SLC, UT 84102)
- Eccles Health Sciences Library (10 N 1900 E, SLC, UT 84112), Near front desk next to hand sanitizer station
Trans Day of Visibility “What I wish I had known"Conference |Wed, March 31 | Exact times coming soon!| Virtual Event
Exploring your gender can feel like you are at a crossroads. So many things overlap as you try to find your path. The “What I Wish I Knew” conference is an event centered on information that will make navigating your path a little easier. This educational event with panels and presentations is open to all. So, if you are questioning, transgender, gender non-conforming or someone who interacts with those exploring their gender, this event will have information for you.
Movie Screening: But I’m a Cheerleader | Thursday, April 1 | 7:30pm| Location TBD
Movie screening of the LGBTQ+ classic coming of age satire But I'm a Cheerleader starring Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall.
Queer and Trans Students of Color Mixer/Networking Event | Friday, April 2 | 12-1:30pm| Virtual Event
This Pride Week we will be hosting a Queer and Trans Student of Color (QTSOC) social mixer! This virtual event invites queer and trans students of color to meet each other in a social setting, and to connect with a broader QTSOC network at the university. Gift cards for lunch will be provided to students who register, while supplies last.
This event is for currently enrolled University of Utah students.
If you have questions about this event or need accommodations to participate, please contact us at lgbt.utah.edu or 801-587-7973.
Black Benatar's Black Magic Cabaret | Friday, April 2 | 7:30pm| Virtual Event
Black Benatar’s Black Magic Cabaret is an eclectic theater spectacle that fuses elements of local performance, magic, and drag performance to bring audiences on a journey through race and cultural allyship in the U.S. As the Ringleader of the ensemble’s circus, Black Benatar commands the stage and acts as the “straight man” to the comedic interludes of her companion, Wyatt Allai, all while showcasing the talents of local performers telling their stories of being queer, black, or other, in the U.S. right now. This event is happening in collaboration with Utah Presents and the College of Social Work. More info and how to purchase tickets can be found here.