The LQ Ogden's Queer Art Zine
"The 14-page, full-size, in-color zine includes the collected artwork of local LGBTQ+ identifying artists: poetry, astrology, “queerscopes,” paintings, digital and mixed-media art, and fictional stories are among the offerings to be enjoyed by readers. “The LQ was created to help unite the queer community," said Kye Hallows, “because we know how large it is and think that it might help others who aren’t familiar with the scene to feel supported and seen.” The art zines, funded by an Ogden Arts Grant, are available for purchase exclusively at Hallows’ record shop, Lavender Vinyl, located on Historic 25th Street." An excerpt from The Standard Examiner.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998, the Trevor Project focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. They work on several projects that focus on areas such as advocacy, research, crises services, public education, and TrevorSpace.
The 14-page, full-size, in-color zine includes the collected artwork of local LGBTQ+ identifying artists: poetry, astrology, “queerscopes,” paintings, digital and mixed-media art, and fictional stories are among the offerings to be enjoyed by readers. “The LQ” was created to help unite the queer community, said Kye Hallows, “because we know how large it is and think that it might help others who aren’t familiar with the scene to feel supported and seen.” The art zines, funded by an Ogden Arts Grant, are available for purchase exclusively at Hallows’ record shop, Lavender Vinyl, located on Historic 25th Street.
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The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. The work on developing supportive educators, comprehensive policies, inclusive curriculum, support student GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance) to cultivate a safe and suuportive enviornment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
Utah Pride Center
Utah Pride unites, empowers and celebrates Utah’s diverse LGBTQ+ community by providing a safe and welcoming space for education, partnerships, services and events which advance our collective health, wellness and success. They provide educational opportunities for members of the LGBTQ+ and allied communities in an effort to promote a greater understanding of topics unique to Utah’s LGBTQ+ community. They also provide the LGBTQ+ community with a safe space (The Center) full of tangible resources meant to help the community thrive.
Ogden Pride is We committed to excellence in advocacy, educational programs, and services. Their current programs include Youth OUTreach and STARS in Action. They make great strives in supporting the LGBTQ+ community through activities hosted by Ogden Pride as well as supporting organizations and community partners in their dedicated efforts.
STARS in Action
Synergetic Trans Activists, Resources & Support
STARS in Action a program of Ogden Pride is dedicated to supporting the transgender and non-binary community to provide a place to gather, create community and develop needed opportunities for guest speakers and workshops.
Ogden Pride’s Youth OUTreach Program is dedicated to building a safe, supportive and fun community for LGBTQ+ youth in Northern Utah. Their social support group offers a safe place to develop friendships, increase self-efficacy, and provide the knowledge and skills needed to become self-sufficient, healthy LGBTQ and allied adults. Their goal is to host group activities on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month with different themes/activities for each session (which could include: crafting, game nights, coffee nights and more based on the season and available locations).
Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
The Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber serves as a connector across the state, bringing the community together through business while advocating for civil rights and small business. Additionally, together with The Utah Pride Center and Equality Utah they are advancing and investing in the next generation of leaders through the Kathy Phelps Scholarship Fund. They strive to create long lasting partnerships between key organizations and businesses, ensuring both growth and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community and allies in Utah.
On significant dates throughout the year, Project Rainbow stakes rainbow flags at “host” homes and businesses to create community-wide displays of LGBTQ+ love and acceptance. Their flag campaigns include Utah Pride Week, Transgender Day of Visibility, Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Southern Utah Pride Week. They also create large flag displays in public places to educate communities on the experience of the LGBTQ+ community. Funds raised by donations from flag hosts are given out through the Community Fund to fund organizations, projects and events that further increase LGBTQ+ support and visibility throughout Utah.
Project Rainbow Campaigns & Events
Fashion Fluid, a pop-up boutique that provides stylish, free, gender-affirming clothing to LGBTQ+ and other members of the community in May
The Big Gay BarbieQ, a community picnic and resource fair for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies that takes place in August
LGBTQIA+ Family Toy and Clothing Drive to bring holiday cheer in the form of gifts during the holiday season
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. The It Gets Better Project is a global non-profit that reaches millions of young people each year through inspiring media programming, educational resources, international affiliates in 19 countries, and access to an arsenal of community-based service providers.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Out & Equal is the premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. Through our worldwide programs, Fortune 500 partnerships and our annual Workplace Summit conference, we help LGBTQ people thrive and support organizations creating a culture of belonging for all.
Equality Utah is the state's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Equality Utah leads efforts for LGBTQ civil rights at the state and local levels by: sponsoring LGBTQ legislation and opposing negative bills; lobbying elected officials; building coalitions; and empowering individuals and organizations alike to engage in the legislative process.
Encircle Utah aims to create a safe space and provide helpful services to aid LGBTQ+ youth and young adults. Programs include therapy, daily programs, helpful activities, friendship circles, and drop-in hours. Encircle strives towards authenticity and providing positive emotional connections, helpful skills, and much needed resources.