Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Salt Lake City Releases a Report in Discrimination

Today The Salt Lake City Office for Diversity released a report on discrimination in Salt Lake City.
Here are a few articles about the report and yesterday’s press conference:

Salt Lake Tribune


Deseret News


The Salt Lake City Office for Diversity is recommending an inclusive ordinance that includes sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


We are hitting common ground running!

In the next three weeks, Equality Utah is hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings in and around Salt Lake County. An Equality Utah poll showed that 83% of Utahns support basic protections for gay and transgender Utahns. We are going to identify and harness that support starting with these Town Hall Meetings.

The meetings will cover the Common Ground Initiative and how we can all spread the word. Will you attend a Town Hall Meeting?

Taylorsville, Utah
July 16th
Taylorsville Library
4870 South 2700 West,
Taylorsville, UT 84118

6:30 to 8:00 pm

Sandy City, Utah
July 20th

Sandy Library
10100 South Petunia Way (1405 East),
Sandy, UT 84092
6:30 to 8:00 pm

West Valley City, Utah
July 21st

West Valley Library
2880 West 3650 South,
West Valley City, UT 84119

6:30 to 8:00 pm

Park City, Utah
July 28th

Park City Library
255 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060

6:30 to 8:00 pm

, Utah
July 28th
Ogden OUTReach Center
705 23rd Street
Ogden, Utah 84401
6:30 to 8:00 pm

If you live in these areas, please attend the meeting closest to you, if not please attend any meeting. Bring your neighbors, friends, and join us as we Break Ground on Common Ground!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


The Senate is voting on the Matthew Shepard Act TOMORROW!!! CALL YOUR SENATORS!!!!

Contact Info:
Sen. Bennett
(202) 224-5444

Sen Hatch: (202) 224-5251

From our friends at HRC:

The Senate is poised to vote on the Matthew Shepard Act THIS WEEK. But our allies are reporting an avalanche of 300,000 letters and calls from right-wing groups trying to stop it.

Anti-LGBT leaders like Focus on the Family's James Dobson are now calling the bill "utter evil." They're even referring to it as the "Pedophile Protection Act."

With a vote on hate crimes coming any day, we desperately need senators to hear from fair-minded people like you.

It takes about 45 seconds to call each one of your senators – and each one of them needs to hear from you today. It's just as important for supportive senators to hear from us – they've promised to pass this bill, and they need to know we're counting on them to keep fighting.

So set yourself a reminder on your computer. Make the call on your way to lunch. Or stop reading this and do it right now. Whatever you do, click here to let us know that you made the call. Don't skip this step! It helps us track our progress.

We have the truth on our side – and we need you to speak the truth today to counter our opponents' outrageous lies. Please make your phone calls right now.

Then, please pass this email on to your friends and family.

Thank you for taking action.

Please take action on this VERY IMPORTANT legislation!