- Posted June 5, 2009 by
Salt Lake City, Utah
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Same-sex marriage: Civil right vs. states' rights
2009 UTAH PRIDE FESTIVAL-Salt Lake City
"Pin Me Out" Program is described by Valerie A. Larabee, Michael N. Westley of the Utah Pride Center and Christine Rose, CNN ireporter. "Pin Me Out" invites attendees to the 2009 Utah Pride Festival to place a color coded pin on the Utah map denoting where they live and whether they are 'Out', 'Not Out' or "An Ally' on issues of the LGBT community. The goal of the Festival is to have attendees place 15,000 pins on the Utah map this weekend.
The Utah Pride Festival is being held in Salt Lake City June 5-7, 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT. Valerie A. Larabee, Executive Director of the Utah Pride Center, and the Festival Team held a press conference today to review the highlights of this weekend's activities. Grand Marshal of the festival is Cleve Jones who interned with Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the 1970's, spearheaded the creation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. will be presented with the 2009 Pete Suazo Political Action Award for his support of LGBT issues during his tenure as Utah Governor. Paula Poundstone is the headliner as the main act on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday's highlights include a morning parade. Cleve Jones will make two major announcements of national interest as he addresses the Proposition 8 vote in California and the national spotlight that has been shed on Utah as a result of the fundraising efforts made by the LDS Church.