Utah Pride is an annual event organized by the Utah Pride Center, a 501(c)3 state-wide non-profit with the mission to unite, empower, and celebrate Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community. In 2023, this community’s beloved event has a new look and a new web home to increase visibility and accessibility. As one of Utah’s largest and fastest-growing community celebrations, Utah Pride is committed to providing an easy, fun, and meaningful experience to all participants.
“Queer Joy is a form of resistance now more essential than ever given that LGBTQ+ human rights are being deliberately undermined, and we’re seeing an increasing number of attacks against transgender youth. That’s why we invite everyone to join us in being unapologetic and loud about our unique identities.” Utah Pride Center Co-CEO Tanya Hawkins, she-her
This year’s Pride theme “UNAPOLOGETIC” wants to send the message that the LGBTQ+ community is coming out to celebrate diverse identities together, cohesively, without fears and imposed standards, free to express wholeness and beauty.
Events this year include UTAH PRIDE LIVE! (June 1, 6 to 11 PM), Pride March and Rally (June 2, 6 to 8:30 pm), Opening Concert (Friday, June 2, 8:30 PM to 12 AM), Youth Pride
(Saturday, June 3, 11 AM - 1 PM), Pride Drag Brunch (Saturday, June 3, 11 AM – 2 PM) PR!DE Festival (Saturday, June 3, 1 PM to 12 AM, and Sunday, June 4, 12 to 11 PM), and Parade (Sunday, June 4, 10 AM to 12 PM). Trixie Mattel, Ultra Naté, The Drama Duo, Crystal Waters, Rêve, and Monét X Change are among the headliners of this year’s international line-up! Tickets and information about all events can be found online: www.utahpride.org
“We are proud to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community all year round with daily programs for youth, families, adults, and seniors. The Center’s services are offered for free or at a low cost, and include mental health, suicide prevention, social and support groups, training and education, special events and more, happening all throughout the year. Utah Pride is our organization’s biggest event, and all profits directly support the affirming and life-supporting services that the Center provides year-round.” - Utah Pride Center Co-CEO Jonathan Foulk, he-him