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SLPS attended the annual Utah Pride Festival put on by the Utah Pride Center. The annual fundraiser run this year from Wednesday, May 31-Sunday, June 4 with the opening of the festival Friday June 2. SLPS has been reading tarot at the festival since 2012 but has been vending at the festival since 2011. This year was as busy as others, with over 150 people getting tarot and palm readings. This year’s festival theme was “Pride Elevated.” Many different vendors attended, as well as food vendors. There was the Gala on May 31, the interfaith service on June 1, with the opening on Friday there was more opportunity for varied entertainment, drag queen story time, panels, and even protesters out at the festival gates. Known as the “official street preachers”, these people see themselves as old bible prophets preaching to a sinful world.

SLPS even sold some of its literary journal! Pride always treats us well, and we are glad to give back to the community.

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, interfaith leaders, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, interfaith leaders, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, April Love (l) and Daniel Cureton, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, service, Thursday, June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Interfaith Service, service, Thursday,June 1, 2017, First United Methodist Church, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, April Love (l) and Ashton Longhurst, Friday, June 2, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Friday, June 2, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake Pagan Society Published by Daniel Cureton Page Liked · June 16 · Edited · · Utah Pride Festival, Queer geek panel, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, U

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Saturday, June 3, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Pride Pippers, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Ashton Longhurst (l) and Daniel Cureton, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UTPride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival Pride Parade, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Daniel Cureton (Center left) with Petuniia Pap Smear (aka Courtney Moser, center), June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Daniel Cureton, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, Drag Queen Story Time with Sister Foster Child, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, L to r: Rachel Figueroa, Daniel Cureton, Lei Loni Figueroa, April Love, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, food vendors, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, Sunday, food vendors, June 4, 2017, City and County Building, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, l to r: Shauna Brock, Michael Rupp, Daniel Cureton sitting on the queer literary panel, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival, l to r: Shauna Brock, Michael Rupp, Daniel Cureton sitting on the queer literary panel, Sunday, June 4, 2017, City Library, Salt Lake City, UT

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After festival dinner, l to r: Ashton Longhurst, Lei Loni and Rachel Figueroa, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Kyoto Restaurant, Salt Lake City, UT

Pride Parade video, Sunday, June 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS attended the 2nd annual Ogden Pride Festival on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2-9pm. Held again at the Ogden City Amphitheater, the festival this year was bigger and longer than 2015’s, going from 2-9, with twenty more vendors according to the planning committee.

The event started at 2pm, after the farmers market which takes place on the street outside the park and ends at 1pm. SLPS had a booth at the end, next to the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah, Wiscombe Memorial LLC., Miss Ogden Pride (not affiliated with Ogden Pride Inc.), and Fetish Underwear Sales. The vendors who participated were:

Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Families, and Friends, Amnesty International, Atheists of Utah, Clemens for Congress, Congregational UCC, Ogden, UT, Convergys, Drug Policy Project of Utah, Equality Utah, Even Stevens Sandwiches, Fetish Underwear Sales, Fidobiotics, Fiiz Drinks, Ogden Junction, Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah, Kaffe Mercantile, Lavender Vinyl, Leslie FInk Fox Homes Utah, Lucky Slice, Mama Dragons, Mike Weinholtz for Governor, Ogden Pride Merchandise, OUTreach Resource Centers, Paul Mitchell the School Ogden, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, SAGE Utah, Satya Center for Spiritual Living, Snowie, Sparrows N.C., Teleperformance, Tera Carney Allstate Agency, Transgender Inclusion Project, Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, United Way of Northern Utah, Utah Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Utah Gay Rodeo Association, Utah Libertarian Party, Utah Polyamory Society, Utah Repertory Theater Company, Utah’s Pink Drink, Weber County Democratic Party, Weber County Library, Why We Wag, Youth Futures, Zions Bank

SLPS did over twenty readings, mainly tarot, with one or two palm. President Cureton used the Tarot of the Vampyres and April Love used her Hanson-Roberts deck. It was a hot, 95 degrees during the day, only getting hotter as the evening sun passed over at 6, when it died down in traffic. Pepsi was handing out free drinks, two versions of their 1893 formula: one original formula and the other including ginger. A nice man walked around the booths several times handing out free ice cold water.

The amphitheater stage had many different performances and performers, lasting till after 10pm, with:

Saliva Sisters, Pet Parade, Imperial Rainbow Court, Cheer Salt Lake, Leo Cody, Tribalove Dancers, Utah Repertory Theater, Alter Egos, Neu Yeuth, Ziegfeld Theater, Talia Keys and Marinade, From the Sun, Poetry Winner & Moment of Silence, Dance Party w/ DJ Suzy Bean

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, entrace, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, vendors looking west, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, vendors looking east, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, amphitheater, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, park lawn, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, booth, Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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2nd Annual Ogden Pride Festival, Daniel Cureton and April Love (r), Saturday, August 6, 2016, Ogden City Amphitheater, Ogden, UT

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The 41st Annual Utah Pride Festival took place over the weekend of June 3-5, 2016. The Festival opened with prayer at the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service on Thursday, June 2 at First Baptist Church. Pride this year included the usual music, vendors, food, rallies, and parade.

SLPS has been participating with a booth at Pride since 2011. The first tarot readings were in 2012, which were free. In 2014, SLPS started charging $5 and uped it to $10 in 2015. This year’s booth was highly successful, bringing in a good income from the society as the annual fundraiser that sets the budget. Over 100 readings were done, many of which were palm readings.

Many companies and organizations participated, including Discover, Netflix, Vegan Leather Boundary, Utah Gay Rodeo Association, the City Library, and the Animal Shelter. Some great and diverse food vendors came including funnel cakes, pizza, Greek, Jamaican, Skewered Thai, Poutine Fries, and Sweet Roasted Corn.

Sunday was the busy day. SLPS marched in the parade with the interfaith in front of the rainbow flag. President Daniel Cureton was asked to bless the flag this year, uttering the following prayer “Father Sky, Firm Earth, let this rainbow shine and open people’s pockets deep and fill her up! So mote it be!” Money thrown into the flag goes to the Utah Pride Center.

Tens of thousands people lined up on 200 S. to watch the parade. The route was reversed this year, with the floats, all 153 entries lining up along 200 W and the Salt Palace and ending at 400 E. A dozen or so protesters were seen, but they were in the minority.

The trees around the city and county building were certainly happy about the festival. President Cureton was walking by an old sycamore when he felt how happy the tree was for the people. “The tree was smiling and looking around, just so happy to be giving its shade to people in the hot sun. It seemed they are lonely there, as its a government building, and they just want to connect with the people around them and provide for them. I think it’s nice then that the area is used for festivals so that the trees feel like they are being useful, giving of their resources like shade and comfort.”

Sunday was the very busy, with the festival squeezed to the brim! The Pride Center reported over 50,000 people attended the festival and 50,000 attended the parade over the weekend!

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, History Zone, Utah Pride History display, Salt Lake City Public Library, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, l to r: April Love, Stesha Bowden, Ashton Longhurst, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, l to r: April Love, Stesha Bowden, Ashton Longhurst Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, clients, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, night at Tryangles, Saturday, June 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Daniel Cureton (l) and Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Chuvaruh B’Yachad Reconstructionist Jews of Salt Lake, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, flag Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, Rabinbow Wizard Daniel Cureton Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, attendees along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, prorestors along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016-Parade, in the parade along 200 S., Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, booths, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, food vendors, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, The Big Burger food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Skewered Thai food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake Pagan Society Page Liked · June 7 · Utah Pride Festival 2016, Sweet Roasted Corn food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Poutine food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Funnel Cake food vendor, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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Pride is alive in Ogden, Utah.  Just up the road an hour away is Ogden, a smallish size city, about 80,000 people as of 2015. This year was their first annual pride festival. Held at the Ogden City amphitheater on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 1-6pm, around 40 vendors, food trucks, and hundreds of people came to celebrate pride in their hometown and listen to some good music. The festival started at 1pm due to competition and shared space with the farmers market that morning. SLPS attended in support of the community, offering $10 tarot and palm readings. With a successful day, SLPS celebrated with rib eye steak at the Cottonwood Country Club.

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Ogden Pride Festival, Entrance to the festival at the Ogden City Municipal Building Ampitheater, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, SLPS booth, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, Daniel Cureton (l) and CJ Brazelton, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, Drag Queens posing for a stunning picture, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, looking east, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, looking east, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Ogden UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, dinner at the Cottonwood Country Club, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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Ogden Pride Festival, celebratory dinner, 14 oz Rib eye Steak with a baked potato and vegetables, Saturday, August 1, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

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Please join SLPS at the Utah Pride Festival for $10 Tarot and Palm readings. SLPS will be vending Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the City building of Salt Lake City, where the festival is located. SLPS will also be marching the parade Sunday morning, so if you cant’ make it to the festival, come see us in robes and hats at the march!

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