New Report: Youth suicide in Utah is on the rise 140%

01 December 2017 Published in Newsroom
Today, we received a grim report from the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) detailing the astronomical rise in youth suicides in our state, which rose more than 140 percent from 2011 to 2015. After calling in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate this epidemic, the UDOH…

Equality Utah Stands with Transgender Servicemembers & Veterans

26 July 2017 Published in Newsroom
Equality Utah Stands with Transgender Troops in Wake of Trump's Trans Military Announcement. Today President Trump announced plans to reinstate a ban of transgender military members in the military. Thousands of transgender Americans serve in our military and are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe and…

Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

08 March 2017 Published in Newsroom
Today, the Utah Legislature passed a bill repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of “homosexuality” in public and charter school curricula and classrooms. The legislation passed with bipartisan support by a 27-1 vote in the Senate and a 68- 1 vote in the House. The bill now goes to…

Tele-Townhall: the Future of Equality for Transgender Students

01 March 2017 Published in Newsroom
On February 28, Equality Utah hosted a panel of guests to discuss transgender issues around the topic of student bathroom access, the Gavin Grimm case and much more. President Trump has approved the reversal of an Obama administration order that allowed transgender students to use the restroom of their gender identity.…

The 2017 EU Calendar is here!

23 January 2017 Published in Newsroom
It's here!  Equality Utah's annual calendar has arrived.  You can own one of these beautifully crafted calendars for only $10. Celebrate the entire year with heartwarming photos of the LGBTQ community and their allies. Order Your Calendar Today!

In a national first, LGBT advocates sue Utah schools over ‘anti-gay’ laws

07 November 2016 Published in Newsroom
Culture of silence’ • Equality Utah says curriculum laws barring discussions of homosexuality in public schools violate First Amendment rights to free speech. Equality Utah sued the state’s education office in federal court late Friday, challenging Utah’s curriculum laws that bar teachers and students from positive discussions about homosexuality in…

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