5 to Thrive Fun Run

7:30 a.m. (check-in); fun run starts at 9 a.m.
Youth Futures Shelter Home, 2760 Adams Ave., Ogden
Youth Futures provides safe shelter, collaborative resources, respectful guidance and diverse support to homeless, unaccompanied, runaway and at-risk youth in Northern Utah.

Proceeds from the fun run benefit homeless youth in our community.
Register today!
Donations:

  • $25for participants 15+ years old
  • $15for participants 4-15 years old
  • FREEfor participants under 4 years old
  • 80% of your donation is tax deductible

NUC AIDS Walk

Northern Utah Coalition AIDS Walk

7:30 a.m. (registration); walk starts at 8 a.m.
MTC Learning Center (Ogden Botanical Gardens) Large Pavilion
1750 Monroe Blvd., Ogden
Please join us at the 17th annual AIDS walk/run along with our community, family and friends. “Steppin for Life,” we unite against the AIDS epidemic and to raise awareness about HIV.
To register: call 801-393-4153 or visit northernutahcoalition.org

Youth Drag Show & Dance

7 – 10 p.m.
Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden
Join the Imperial Rainbow Court of Northern Utah in collaboration with Union Station and Ogden Pride, for Pride weekend youth drag show and dance. Free cover! Donations welcome, to benefit the IRCONU OUTReach Fund. Family Friendly, all welcome!

Davis Drag Show

The Davis Spring Drag Show, a red-carpet affair, will be held at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Weber-Davis Ballroom (Bldg. D3), at 2750 University Park Blvd. in Layton. Donations and tips will benefit Ogden Pride. Admission is free. 

More information can be found at the event’s Facebook page.

OUTreach

OUTreach Resource Centers provide educational, health and enrichment interventions, opportunities and support for more than 350 LGBT and allied youth ages 14-23 as well as community services for LGBT and allied adults.

In Ogden, meetings are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Congregational United Church of Christ, 3350 Harrison Blvd. Dinner is served on the 4th Wednesday.

The Logan group meets every Friday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Cache Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 596 East 900 North, Logan.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Bingo!

Come play BINGO and help local nonprofits at the same time!

Hosted by Indie Ogden, as part of the Love UUT Give UT Day of Giving event. We have some cool prizes, food, and fun! All ages welcome!

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. March 30
Place: The Parlour, 2562, Washington Blvd., Ogden UT

How do you play? Donate to any of the participating nonprofits at the party! There will be iPads and computer set up for you, just donate and get a bingo board. If you donated before the party, just bring your receipt and get your bingo board. For every $10 you donate, you get another!

There will be tons of prizes donated by the nonprofits that you can win!

Featured Non-Profits!
Ogden Pride Inc.
Mentor Mowing
Ogden Symphony Ballet Association
Junior League of Ogden

Help Us Brainstorm!

We need your ideas! Put on your thinking caps and come to our Volunteer Kickoff Meeting to help us brainstorm ideas for the 3rd annual Ogden Pride Festival.

We will meet on Saturday, March 11, starting at 2 p.m. (until 4 or 5, probably) at the LGBT Resource Center in the Student Services building, Suite 154, at Weber State University.

Free Screening

Join the Gender Revolution! Ogden Pride is proud to host a FREE screening of “GENDER REVOLUTION: A Journey With Katie Couric,” a National Geographic documentary. The screening is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Weber County Library Southwest Branch in Roy, 2039 West 4000 South.

In this 90-minute documentary, Katie Couric sets out to explore the rapidly evolving complexities of gender identity.

A discussion will follow the screening. This is a safe space for anyone – straight, gay, cis, trans, male, female, bi – to ask questions. All are welcome!

Learn more at http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/gender-revolution-a-journey-with-katie-couric/

OP President: ‘Let’s Be Family’

This is a transcript of what Tim Sharp, Ogden Pride president, said at a candlelight vigil for the Orlando shooting victims, held June 15, 2016, at Weber State University:

Hello. My name is Tim Sharp. I am the president of Ogden Pride.

Some of you may not know we have an Ogden Pride organization. We are relatively new, created about a year and a half ago to celebrate LGBTQ individuals and their families — especially their families — and to support them in building and strengthening inclusive communities. We try to achieve those goals with our own local annual Pride festival, which is held in August.

Today, though, we don’t have a lot to celebrate. We are grieving. We are afraid. We are confused. We are angry. So let’s focus on “support.” Today let’s lean on one another, make our shoulders available for tears, and open our arms wide to offer safe, comforting, reassuring hugs. Let’s be “family.”

Communities & Families — They come in all shapes … and sizes … and forms … and combinations. All of us — right here right now — we’re family. All of the victims in Orlando, and all of their friends and loved ones — we are their family.

No, we don’t have much to celebrate today, but we can be comforted, and we can look with hope at this gathering, and the one the other night in Salt Lake, and the one in Provo, and the ones in Denver and Chicago and New York and London and Paris and many, many others.

We can look at the hundreds of people who lined up to donate blood. We can look at the dollar amounts rolling over as donations pour in on GoFundMe.

We can look out and see community become unity all around the world. We can see the worldwide allied LGBT family come together.

We are strong; we are resilient. Once upon a time, we were burned at the stake. We were thrown into asylums, herded into concentration camps, decimated by disease.

But each time, we rose; we emerged stronger, more united and with more allies. We won our rights to marry, to have kids, to live our lives freely and authentically. We have seen our pride elevated.

There has been backlash — so-called religious freedom laws and bathroom bills. Around the world young gay men are tossed off buildings. That, and tragedies like this remind us that there are still battles to be fought. And we will fight them.

But believe this: we are winning. Hate and evil cause almost unbearable pain and hurt, but that is temporary. Hate and evil are losing propositions; they cannot be sustained.

The family of humanity will always come together — to mourn, to wipe away tears, to square our shoulders and raise our heads, and our voices. Because, love always wins. Love always wins.

Ogden Pride in the News

Weber State hosts vigil to mourn and make sense of Orlando shooting
(June 16, 2015 – Ogden Standard-Examiner)

About 150 people gathered at the Bell Tower Plaza last night at a vigil that included speakers from several local LGBT and religious organizations.

Weber State Announces Orlando Shooting Vigil Schedule
(June 15, 2016 – Ogden Standard-Examiner)
Weber State University has released more information about a Wednesday vigil that will honor the 49 lives lost in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting over the weekend.

Ogden Pride Center, Running Toward Equality
(June 1, 2016 – Ogden Source)
If sexually oriented prejudice is a bug in the software of humanity, then the Ogden Pride Center is crafting the patch.

3-theaterCheerful Crowd Swamps Amphitheater for 1st Ogden Pride
(Aug. 2, 2015, Ogden Standard-Examiner)
The typical earthy tones of Ogden’s amphitheater and Municipal Gardens received a fabulous rainbow makeover for the first-ever Ogden Pride Festival.

Ogden Pride: A Preview of the LGBT Festival
(July 31, 2015, Salt Lake City Weekly)
Today, we chat with one of the Ogden Pride board members, Tanner Snow, about the organization and this weekend’s events.

A Road Trip to Prides
(June 3, 2015 — Q Salt Lake)
There are 13 prides happening this summer within a six-hour drive from Salt Lake City. Thirteen! Fourteen if you include Denver, which is an 8-hour drive. Here is your guide.

Group Forms Ogden Pride
(Dec. 2, 2014 — Q Salt Lake)
Seeking to be the fourth active Pride in the state of Utah, a group of Ogden gays and lesbians to form an organization, set plans for future events, and announce a physical location.