Pride 2017
Check out this year's poster!

Each year, the University of Utah host its own University Pride Week. It is a week long celebration and stance against discrimination and violence toward the LGBTQIA community on campus and throughout the country. This year's theme is "Queer Resistance: Revisiting Past, Reclaiming Present, Reimagining Future". All events are free and open to the public. To learn more about Pride Week visit

  • Legacy of Lowell
  • September 30
  • 8:00 AM
  • Various Locations
  • The 14th Annual Legacy of Lowell Day of Service is an opportunity for University of Utah students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and the greater community to engage with various Salt Lake City community partner organizations.
    Please click on the registration link below for more details and information.
  • Register Here
  • Pizza & Politics
  • October 2
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)
    The Hinckley Forum will explore recent and current instances of activism by local youth. What are the activist strategies that youth are engaging within Utah’s LGBT community? What is the outlook for Utah’s LGBTQ community, and what kind of activism will this require? Discussion will include students who are currently in K-12 grades, and will be moderated by Jimmy Lee, youth program manager at the Utah Pride Center.
  • Community Zine Workshop
  • October 2
  • 6:00 PM
  • Utah Pride Center (255 E 400 S, Suite 200, SLC, UT 84111)
  • Join Julia Huddleston and Erika Church from the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library for a night of history and hands on creating at the Utah Pride Center. Not an artist? Not a zine-making wizard? Not sure what a zine is? Not to worry! No special skills needed. All are welcome, supplies provided. Erika and Julia will introduce the history of zines through an LGBTQ+ and feminist framework followed by hands on collaborative zine making.
  • Learn more about Zines
  • Diego's Dream
  • October 3
  • 6:00 PM
  • Okazaki Room (SW 155)
  • Film Screening & Discussion
    In this short film, directed by Peter C. Davidson, Diego recalls his story of crossing the Mexico-US border when he was only 8 years old.

    Julio Salgado, artist and activist
    Yerania, activist
    Diego, story teller and activist
  • Julio Salgado
  • October 4
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union Panorama East
    Julio Salgado's status as an undocumented, queer artivist has fueled the contents of his visual art, which depict key individuals and moments of the DREAM Act and migrant rights movement. Undocumented students and allies across the country have used Salgado’s artwork to call attention to the youth-led movement. He wants people to know that gay rights are about more than being able to get married and join the military — that many in the community are immigrants and people of color.
    Salgado will discuss his artivism as resistance, followed by a hands-on poster workshop.
  • Reimagining Queer Resistance Through Art
  • October 4
  • 6:00 PM
  • Union Ballroom
  • A moderated discussion with Julio Salgado and J Mase III
    Julio Salgado and J Mase III are artists in different mediums. However, they both approach their work as a means to engage in activism that re-centers intersectional identities in movements where these are typically ignored. Salgado’s art highlights undocumented people within the LGBTQ community and vice-versa, while Mase amplifies the voices of trans people of color within LGBTQ community.
    This discussion will be moderated with an opportunity for audience questions at the end.
  • J Mase III
  • October 5
  • 12:00 PM
  • Gould Auditorium

    J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet based in Seattle, by way of NYC. He has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others.
    His work and musings have been featured on MSNBC, NBC OUT, Essence Live, Atlanta Black Star, GO Magazine, Believe Out Loud, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, Upworthy, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the Root, the Huffington Post and more.
Thank you to our committe members and sponsors!
  • Committee Members:
  • Romeo Jackson
  • Ella Butler
  • Elise Buki
  • Irene Ota
  • Kai Medina-Martinez
  • Lilly Kanishka
  • Kiman Kaur
  • BobbiJo Kanter
  • Claudia Geist
  • Karson Applin
  • Estela Hernandez
  • Kathryn Browning
  • Ella Blanchard
  • Bree Peacock
  • Erika Church
  • Salvador Oregon
  • Kaya Aman
  • Mindy Johnston
  • Jessica Valdes
  • Sponsors:
  • Office for Equity and Diversity
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Voices of Diversity
  • Students for Choice
  • Utah Pride Center
  • Bennion Center
  • ASUU
  • Gender Studies Division
  • Office for Health Equity and Inclusion
  • J. Willard Marriott Library
  • Hinckley Institute
  • Office of Engagement