Equality Utah in the News

2021

VIDEO: Utah deal promoted as national model for LGBTQ rights, religious liberty

October
22
The Washington Blade
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After Utah Supreme Court ruling, lawmakers must now decide how to define sex on birth certificates

September
15
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah school board reprimands member Natalie Cline for showing ‘prejudice’ in LGBTQ comments

September
3
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah school board member Natalie Cline could face censure for social media post about LGBTQ seminary students

August
25
Salt Lake Tribune
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Equality Utah will take its gala online because of COVID surge

August
17
Salt Lake Tribune
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Charles Lynn Frost, Utah thespian who brought Sister Dottie S. Dixon to life, dies at 67

May
20
The Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah Supreme Court rules on transgender rights and birth certificates

May
6
Fox 13
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Utah affirms transgender right to change birth certificates

May
6
AP News
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Bagley Cartoon: Greater State Seal

May
6
The Salt Lake Tribune
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Meeting in the middle on religious and LGBTQ rights

May
4
Deseret News
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Advocates Say Transgender Day Of Visibility Is One For Celebration And Education

March
31
KUER
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Letter: Targeted minority communities stand in solidarity with the Asian-American community

March
28
Salt Lake Tribune
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Troy Williams: After 50-year stalemate, it's time to pass federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination law

March
24
The Hill
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Park City Students Fight Online Filters for LGBTQ Searches

March
21
U.S. News, World Report
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Exclusive: How the Utah Jazz got involved in the debate over the transgender sports bill

March
16
Salt Lake Tribune
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Equality Act is creating a historic face-off between religious exemptions and LGBTQ rights

March
16
The Washington Post
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State groups seen as key to winning over undecided senators on Equality Act

March
3
Washington Blade
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Utah Senate committee tables bill barring transgender girls from female K-12 sports

February
24
Salt Lake Tribune
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Bill that would affect health of Utah’s transgender youth stalls in state Legislature

February
19
Salt Lake Tribune
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Gov. Spencer Cox says he won’t sign transgender sports bill as now written

February
18
Deseret News
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Should transgender girls play on girls sports teams? Utahns share opinions in new poll

February
18
Deseret News
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Robert Gehrke: Anti-trans bills pose test for Utah’s Spencer Cox

February
17
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah transgender athlete bill: A ‘fair playing field’ or discrimination and harmful?

February
11
Deseret News
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Equality Utah on LGBTQ policy changes and proposed legislation

February
7
ABC4
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Bagley Cartoon: Plague Rats

February
5
Salt Lake Tribune
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Should transgender women be banned from women’s college, high school sports?

February
5
Deseret News
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Utah bill would bar transgender girls from female sports in college, grade school

February
4
Salt Lake Tribune
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Petition to remove Utah school board member cites comments about LGBTQ students, Black Lives Matter

February
1
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah lawmaker wants to prohibit doctors from offering gender reassignment treatment to minors

January
31
Deseret News
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Let Lisa Barlow of Real Housewives be your guide to fabulous Salt Lake City

January
31
Queerty
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Troy Williams: Mitt Romney can help find common ground on protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination

January
25
Salt Lake Tribune
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2020

DEA Wants to Surveil Patients. Trans Men Stopped Them Once Before.

November
16
Filter
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Census: Utah is the marriage state — for straight and LGBTQ couples alike

September
16
Salt Lake Tribune
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Open Heartedness: Five Questions for Troy Williams of Equality Utah

September
9
EDC Utah
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Equality Utah trains business leaders how to be more LGBTQ inclusive

June
12
Salt Lake Tribune
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Guest Editorial: 5 Years Ago, Utah Saved My Life By Passing LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

June
4
Standard-Examiner
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Equality Utah hosts GOP candidates for governor

May
21
KSL
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Instructure becomes Utah's first certified business equality leader

May
19
Utah Business Insider
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Utah's Republican candidates for governor will appear in a forum on LGBTQ issues

May
18
FOX 13
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Senate Strikes Discriminatory Language from Surrogacy Law

February
26
Salt Lake Tribune
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Poll: 57% of Utahns support banning ‘conversion therapy’ for minors

February
18
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah’s "conversion therapy" ban is a major tipping point for LGBTQ rights

January
31
VOX
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Utah Is Latest State To Ban LGBTQ 'Conversion Therapy'

January
23
NPR
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Utah Is Latest State to Ban Conversion Therapy for Children

January
22
The New York Times
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For Years Utah's LGBTQ Children Were Subjected to Conversion Therapy. That's about to End

January
21
Newsweek
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Poll: Utahns support ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment

January
18
Salt Lake Tribune
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2019

Why the LDS Church Supports Utah's Conversion Therapy Ban

November
29
TIME
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Governor Herbert announces new rule to ban LGBTQ+ conversion therapy on minors

November
26
ABC4
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Mormon Church opposes Utah's 'conversion therapy' ban

October
16
AP
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Utah’s attempt to ban conversion therapy leads to emotional pleas from advocates and opponents

September
26
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah poised to become next state to ban conversion therapy on minors as agency weighs rule change

September
26
KSL
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People in Utah support LGBTQ rights more than New Yorkers

July
25
LGBTQ Nation
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Utah ranks 2nd in nation for supporting laws that protect LGBTQ community

July
22
Salt Lake Tribune
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LGBTQ celebration LoveLoud ‘flying under its own wings’ in third year, says founder Dan Reynolds

June
27
Salt Lake Tribune
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Salt Lake County urges Utah Legislature to pass conversion therapy ban

June
25
KSL
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A Rainbow Revolt | Cover Story | Salt Lake City

June
5
City Weekly
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Bagley Cartoon: Utah LGBeeTQ

May
24
Salt Lake Tribune
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LDS Church Reverses Policies On LGBT Apostasy And Child Baptism

April
4
NPR
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Utah governor signs long-awaited hate-crimes law

April
2
AP
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Adultery, sodomy no longer illegal in Utah

March
25
Fox 13
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Utah is about to get a tougher hate crimes law after final legislative OK

March
13
Salt Lake Tribune
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Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

March
8
AP
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Equality Utah director resigns from governor's Suicide Prevention Task Force

March
7
KUTV
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Equality Utah’s Troy Williams quits a state task force on youth suicide over changes to conversion therapy bill

March
6
Salt Lake Tribune
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Collapse of conversion therapy bill brings rift between gay activists and governor

March
6
Deseret News
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Equality Utah backing bills on hate crimes and banning conversion therapy

February
24
ABC4
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Church will not oppose hate crimes legislation, clarifies previous position

January
23
Deseret News
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Utah Anti-Transgender Birth Certificate Bill Withdrawn

February
14
The Advocate
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Sponsors of competing transgender bills agree to hold bills this session

February
14
ABC4
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LGBTQ protections remain the sticking point in Utah’s hate crimes debate

January
6
Salt Lake Tribune
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2018

Utah Legislators may repeal adultery and sodomy laws

October
31
Salt Lake Tribune
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Believer Brings Love and Acceptance to SUU

September
24
SUU News
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Utah Is Finally Addressing Its Epidemic of Youth Suicide

April
26
The Advocate
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Utah Lt. Gov. hopes ceremonial signing of 8 mental health-related bills spurs conversations in families

April
24
Deseret News
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Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds hopes LDS leaders will see ‘Believer,’ his film about Mormon LGBT youths

January
28
Salt Lake Tribune
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Task force announced to reduce teen suicide

January
18
KUTV
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Utah Governor Task Force to Address Teen Suicide

January
17
Church Newsroom
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2017

Lawsuit Is Settled After The End Of A Prohibition Of Talking About Homosexuality In Schools

October
12
UPR
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Equality Utah, state schools settle lawsuit over anti-gay sex-ed policies

October
6
Salt Lake Tribune
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Case over LGBT talk in schools settled after Utah law change

October
6
The Washington Post
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A Happy End to Utah’s No Promo Homo Law

October
6
Huffpost
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Plaintiffs in legal battle over ‘no promo homo’ law in Utah speak

October
1
Fox13
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LoveLoud Fest was an important chance to ‘change the dialogue’ between LGBT and Mormon communities, Imagine Dragons frontman says

August
26
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah school board votes to repeal 'No Promo Homo' policy

May
5
Fox13
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Utah Says No To 'No Promo Homo' Law, But Other States Lag Behind

April
10
The Daily Beast
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Utah just repealed a law that banned teachers from talking about gay people in classrooms

March
21
VOX
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The end of “no promo homo”: Utah could become the first Republican state to strike down anti-LGBT law

March
15
Salon
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Utah Legislature strikes so-called 'no-promo homo' law

March
8
Salt Lake Tribune
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Senator: 'Who in 2017 could be opposed' to ratifying Equal Rights Amendment?

February
27
Deseret News
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Equality Utah says bill sponsor 'acknowledged merit' of lawsuit against State School Board

February
22
Deseret News
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Judge stays lawsuit over Utah's 'no promo homo' laws in anticipation of legislative fix

February
21
Salt Lake Tribune
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2016

Fighting for LGBTQ Equality in the Mormon Church — Troy Williams, Gay Missionary

August
22
MEDIUM
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A (Virtual) Walk Down Salt Lake City's Harvey Milk Blvd.

May
19
The Advocate
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In the heart of Mormon country, a street is renamed for Harvey Milk

May
12
The LA Times
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As Anti-LGBT Laws Sweep U.S., How Did GOP-Led Utah Pass a Landmark Nondiscrimination Bill?

April
19
Democracy Now
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My view: Utah's hate crime law isn't working. Here's how we fix it

February
16
Deseret News
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2015

Jackie Biskupski Becomes First Openly Gay Mayor of Salt Lake City

November
18
NBC News
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Bagley cartoon: New State of the State

November
14
Salt Lake Tribune
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We all make mistakes as humans,' Utah foster mother says of judge's rescinded order

November
13
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah Judge Orders Lesbian Couple to Give Up Foster Child

November
12
The New York Times
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Utah and Mormons Walk a Complicated Line on Gay, Religious Rights

November
10
Wall Street Journal
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Family Homo Evening brings solidarity in wake of Mormon same-sex-policy change

November
9
Salt Lake Tribune
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LGBT community gathers for 'Family Homo Evening' in reaction to new LDS policy

November
9
Fox13
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Equality Utah at the 2015 Utah GOP Convention (Video)

August
16
Utah Policy
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Survey ranks Salt Lake City's LGBT population 7th among top 50 metro areas

March
20
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah — yes, Utah — passes landmark LGBT rights bill

March
12
The Washington Post
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Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders

March
12
The New York Times
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Utah Senate passes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

March
6
Al Jazeera
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LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah Senate

March
6
AP
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LDS Church, LGBT Advocates Back Nondiscrimination bill

March
5
Deseret News
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Laws should protect practice of faith, reject LGBT discrimination

February
22
Deseret News
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In major move, Mormon leaders call for statewide LGBT protections

February
8
Salt Lake Tribune
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2014

A Year Later: Same Sex Marriage “shocked the nation”

December
20
Deseret News
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Controversial activist named head of Equality Utah

September
27
Salt Lake Tribune
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Brandie Balken to leave Equality Utah

July
16
Q Salt Lake
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Equality Utah celebrates progress, visibility, hope

May
11
St. George News
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Notable Utahns Form Gay Marriage Advocacy Group

March
18
Salt Lake Tribune
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Utah Lawmaker apologizes for transgender joke

February
14
LA Times
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Gay rights activists arrested in Utah after statehouse sit-in

February
10
Reuters
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13 gay rights activists arrested at Utah State Legislature

February
10
Fox13
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Bill would ban transgender restroom use in schools

February
1
Salt Lake Tribune
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2013

A Federal Court Brings Gay Marriage to Utah

December
20
The New Yorker
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Federal judge strikes down Utah ban on same-sex marriage

December
20
Salt Lake Tribune
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Commentary: Marriage equality will arrive in Utah soon

October
12
Salt Lake Tribune
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Robert Redford tells Utah that discrimination is ‘Un-American’

September
13
Forbes
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Equality Utah brings non-discrimination project to Provo

June
26
Daily Herald
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Dustin Lance Black headlines St. George Equality Celebration

May
19
St. George News
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Salt Lake County creates registry for variety of family relationships

June
5
Salt Lake Tribune
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2012

Fighting for LGBTQ Rights is more than just marriage

October
25
Voices of Utah
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Jon Huntsman Jr. calls for fairness, inclusiveness at Equality Utah event

September
27
Deseret News
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Mormons March in Gay Pride Parade

June
8
Salt Lake Tribune
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‘Equality Evolution’ in Southern Utah

May
22
Cedar City News
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2011

Allies Dinner Celebrates Past, Future

August
18
Q Salt Lake
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Lawmaker’s proposals have gay rights community concerned

February
3
Deseret News
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2010

Mormons invite gays to Christmas Concert

December
21
ABC4
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Anti-gay bullying must stop, LDS Church agrees

October
25
Salt Lake Tribune
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Gay activists deliver petition to the Mormon Church

October
25
KSL
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What's Right With Utah

June
24
The Nation
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2009

Utah Leading on Gay Rights

November
12
The Atlantic
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Salt Lake City adopts pro-gay statutes -- with LDS Church support

November
10
Salt Lake Tribune
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Gay-Rights Champion Leaves Equality Utah

May
23
Salt Lake Tribune
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Equality Utah Debates Sutherland Institute

March
2
Q Salt Lake
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Common Ground Will Go On

March
2
Q Salt Lake
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2008

Boycott Sundance? Gays say no

November
11
Park Record
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The Allies Dinner: A History

September
8
Q Salt Lake
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SLC creates domestic-partner registry

September
5
Salt Lake Tribune
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Bill to Kill Salt Lake’s Domestic Registry Advances to the Senate

February
11
Q Salt Lake
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2005

SLCounty Domestic Partner Benefits

November
2
Salt Lake Tribune
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Equality Utah names new chief executive

June
13
Deseret News
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2004

12 lawyers say Amendment 3 will pass legal muster

September
29
Salt Lake Tribune
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Amendment 3

September
27
Deseret News
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A.G. candidates united against gay marriage amendment

August
7
Salt Lake Tribune
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Marriage Amendment Debate Effects Matheson

July
12
KSL
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LGBTQ Advocates Speak Out After Day of Silence

April
22
Daily Utah Chronicle
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1996

To Be Young, Gay and Going to High School in Utah

February
28
The New York Times
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