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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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President Cureton discovered while going through the Utah Pride Center private archives a photo of the “Salt Lake Pagan Community” from the the 1995 Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. “I didn’t know that the Pagans had been marching in the parade back then. I had thought perhaps that SLPS was the first to march in the parade, but I knew others could have, just there was no evidence. This year is the 26th year of the parade, so now we know they have marched before. SLPS began marching in the parade in 2011 with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition.”

The LGBT community has had a long crossover into the Pagan community, as many of the members identify with both. It’s common that LGBT people find the Pagan community more accepting because of how personal the spirituality of Paganism is and how many various paths people walk. Paganism allows individuals to explore facets of deity, the inside self, and the universe they hadn’t previously without putting them into a box or creating a cookie cutter mentality. Often Paganism is more fulfilling than larger organized religion.

The Utah Pride Center has photographs from various events that will be transferred to the Marriott Library Special Collections Archives at the University of Utah this year under the leadership of President Cureton, who works as the library director at the center. The picture below will soon be available for everyone to access in the Multimedia Division. If anyone can identify the individuals, please send SLPS an email or leave a comment.

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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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The beginning of June brings the annual Utah Pride Festival, hosted by the Utah Pride Center. The festival this year, 2014, runs from June 5-8, at Washington Square at the Salt Lake City Building on 400 S and 200 E. SLPS will be participating in the festivities, starting with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition’s Interfaith Service on June 5. An interfaith rally at 2pm on June 7 will meet at the First United Methodist Church on 200 S 200 E and join with the Trans and Dyke Marches before going to the festival gates. June 7-8, SLPS will be offering $5 tarot readings at the booth inside the festival. And Sunday, June 8 SLPS will be marching in the Parade at 9am. Join us for any of the events, come get spiritual at the interfaith, or receive a tarot reading!

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Well with everything settled down again, it’s time for reports! We had a successful venture at the LGBTQ Pride Festival a few weekends ago  Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2011. Many folks stopped by our table and signed up for the newsletter and updates. A few people paid dues and became members, took information and all together enjoyed our presence. All of the newsletters we took (About 50) we’re gone on Saturday. A few folks even felt generous enough to put a few dollars in our donations can. All in all, it was a success! So now it’s back to the old routine of full moons and holidays, but not to worry, many events and activities are coming up this summer!

 

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 April Love (r) tabling for U of U Pagan Society, Saturday, June 4, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 L to R-Sharon Pellum, Daniel Cureton, April Love, Callista Dreamwalker, Aryssa Pellum, Sunday June 5, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Kai Martinez (l) and Daniel Cureton, Saturday, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBTQ Pride Festival 2011, Daniel Cureton after interfaith march, Saturday, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Pride Parade on 200 s facing 400 e stop light, l to r Aryssa Pellum, Callista Dreamalker, Sharon Pellum Sunday, June 5, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Pride Parade Gene Banner (l) and Daniel Cureton, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

 

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