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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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The 15th Annual Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service kicked off 2016 Utah Pride Festival. Held Thursday, June 2, 2016 the service is a great way to open the festivities: with prayer and worship. SLPS has been participating with the interfaith since 2011.

This year’s service was held again at First Baptist Church. This is primarily due to the reorganization that took place earlier in the year. The service included the Salt Lake Men’s Choice, a speaker, a ritual of remembrance, and a chant by the Buddhists. The main speach was given by Cindy Solomon-Kelbba from Wasatch Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). The Pride Pipers recessed at the closing, leading the faith leaders out of the chapel, which included over 15 faith organizations and about 20 leaders from Unitarian, Pagan, Buddhist (Zen and Tibetan), Catholic (one priest traveled from Evantson, WY), Christian, and Mormon’s Building Bridges. A reception with refreshments was held afterwards for the faith leaders to mingle with the audience.

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Apirl Love (wizard hat), Anna Zumwalt (Back middle painting), Curtis Price (right lavendar shirt), clergy before service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Mauren Duffey (left), April Love (Wizard hat), Curtis Price (right), clergy before service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Thursday, June 3, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Cindy Solomon-Klebba (middle), Matthew Cockrum (right) clergy before service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Anna Zumwalt (left), Cindy Solomon-Klebba (middle brown), April Love (right blue), clergy before service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Salt Lake Men’s Choir, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Buddhist Chant, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Cindy Solomon-Klebba of Wasatch Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Anna Zumwalt of Zen Buddhist (left) and Mathew Cockrum of First Unitarian, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Maureen Duffy performing ritual of rememberance, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, ritual of remembrance with candles lit, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Pride Pipers after service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2016, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith Service, Anna Zumwalt (left black), Curtis Price (right black), clergy after service, First Baptist Church, Thursday, June 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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The Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition has a new board of faith leaders who will oversee the function of the annual service. After the 2015 Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Service Russ Gorringe, who had headed the coalition since 2002, stepped down. A steering committee was formed to reorganize. From the committee meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church at 6pm, a new structure was formed to go forward into the future with the coalition.

SLPS trustee April Love attended the meeting, advocating for the board style leadership, which idea was put forward by SLPS president Daniel Cureton at the last interfaith service to Russ and through email to the members before the meeting. The UPIC accepted this proposal and will now be run by a 3 member board, which includes a seat for a non Christian faith. There will be a staggered rotation, with a new seat opening every year of those 3 seats. It will be volunteer roles. The board will still continue to invite all faiths to plan and host the services annually.

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The 14th Annual Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition’s Interfaith service kicked off the 2015 Utah Pride Festival. Held at First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City, but hosted by the Community of Christ, it took place Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7pm. This was the first year that service was not hosted at the host’s facilities. Part of this reason was due to the small space at the Community of Christ, not able to accommodate 300 or more people.

With the singing of the Buddhist singing bowl, the service opened and the faith leaders processed in.  Russel Baker-Gorringe informed everyone that he would be retiring from the leadership as head of the coalition. An enthusiastic speech by Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah got everyone excited about the recent changes to the state with the recent passage of the anti discrimination bill. Some great music was sun in praise of the divine, a ritual for the honored dead of the LGBT community was performed, and $1200 raised for QSAs (Queer Student Unions) around the state of Utah thanks to a heartfelt and passionate awareness raising talk by Miguel Gallegos who works with local QSA groups in schools. Light refreshments were provided afterwards and guest and faith leaders mingled.

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service Daniel Cureton (l) and April Love before service Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, faith leaders before service, Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, faith leaders entering chapel of First Baptist Church pf Salt Lake City,Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Servicem First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City opening ritual with Rev. Christopher “Myoshin” Lobow, Zen Buddhist Monk and singing bowl (center) and Maureen Duffy-Boose (r), Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service l to r: Rev. Chirstine Swientek (2nd from left, Metaphysical), Mahan Singh Khalsa (Sikh), Angela Elsayed (Muslim), Apirl Love (Pagan), Rev. Patty Willis (Unitarian), Rev. Steve Klemz (Christian), Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman (Jewish), Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Russell Baker- Gorringe (podium) Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Rev. Curtis Price (Pastor of First Baptist Church of Salt Lake City) singing “Halelujiah” by Leonard Cohen,Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service. Troy Williams-Executive Director of Equality Utah, (podium), deaf interpreter below,Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Rabbi Ilana Schwartzman (Rabbi of Congreagation Kol Ami)Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Rev. Curis Price (l) and Maureen Duffy-Boose performing the Ritual of Rememberance for all the honored dead of the LGBT community, Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Miguel Gallegos (podium), deaf interpreter below, Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Rev. Tom Goldsmith (First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City) giving prayer for the offerings of donations, Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah Pride Festival 2015, Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition 14th Annual Interfaith Service, Pride Pipers coming in to lead the recessional of faith leaders, Thursday, June 4, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT

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This past weekend has been a very busy but successful one for SLPS! Things kicked off on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7pm with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition’s Interfaith service at Wasatch Presbyterian church. SLPS adviser April love read the “Who is Pagan” remark, quoting the Charge of the Star Goddess by Ann Moura and President Daniel Cureton gave a five minute discussion that all people are deserving of unconditional love, all are divine, and that everyone can have a one-on-one with the divine. The Salt Lake Men’s Choir sang and faith leaders from Native American, Pagan, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Metaphysical, Tibetan and Zen Buddhist and Christian faiths were present, with the pews full to the brim. Many hearts were full as Moudi Sbeity spoke about the Marriage fight in Utah as it began with him and two other couples who sued the state for equal rights.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 2pm was an interfaith rally that joined with the Dyke and Trans rallys and marches down from 200 S and 200 E to the festival at Washington Square at the Salt Lake City and County Building. 3pm brought the start of readings for $5. Lei Loni Tilley and Janelle Baguley join SLPS in full mermaid attire. Lei Loni read the cards at the booth entrance, drawing in all the mermaid/mermen to be! The close of the day came at 9pm when the sun set and SLPS headed off to have a late dinner of Pakistani food at Zaika on State street.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 was the Pride parade at 10am. Lined up at 400 S and 400 E in the back with the interfaith, SLPS marched in robes and pointy hats, with The Mermaids of the Great Salt Lake. President Cureton sported a new custom rainbow outfit made by April Love. The parade finished around 12pm and the readings continued, picking up an even greater pace of people the second day till the festival closed at 7pm.

The festival was very successful for SLPS, making back the booth fee and having enough to spend on a celebratory dinner at the Rio Grande Cafe and give some back to the tarot readers. Here is to next year’s pride!

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Please join SLPS for the 13th Annual Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Service. Set to take place June 5, 2014 at 7pm at Wasatch Presbyterian church, this service is held for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or other identities, to promote inclusion of LGBTQ peoples in the faith communities. UPIC wants everyone to know that regardless of who you are, you can have a relationship with the divine, and that God (Gods/Goddesses) love all and wants to have an active relationship with them! There will be ministers and clergy there from many churches and faiths including Metaphysical, Sikh, Pagan, Muslim, Free Masonry, Jewish, and Christian. Here are the details

When: June 5, 2014 7pm

Where: Wasatch Presbyterian Church 1626 S 1700 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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.

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Hi everyone

We have the esteemed opportunity to be participants in the 2011 interfaith service.  We will be ringing bells and invoking the gods of clarity and peace to help everyone. Here are the details

Time: 2-3pm

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Location: First Methodist Church, 203 E 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

After the service, we will all march to the festival with our banners behind a league of bag pipers! We hope you can all join us for this unique and privelaged experience!

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