Ogden Pride Inc. and OUTreach Utah are happy to announce their merger at a Launch Party on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.
The public is invited to celebrate with these two LGBTQ organizations as they become one under the name of Ogden Pride. The event is free and appropriate for all ages. Live music and appetizers will be provided, and the theme of the 4th Annual Ogden Pride Festival will be revealed.
Ogden Pride is expanding its mission and vision with the merger. Exciting new programs and partnerships will be announced at the Launch Party.
The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd.
Programs previously administered by OUTreach Utah will now find a home under the Ogden Pride Inc. umbrella of services, events and celebrations of LGBTQ people in Northern Utah.
Since its beginning in 2005, Outreach Utah has been focused on helping youth. Its social support groups offer a safe place for youth to develop friendships, increase their self-efficacy and provide them with knowledge and skills needed to become self-sufficient, healthy LGBTQ and allied adults. Outreach also offers ally and advocate training to groups that work with and support youth.
Ogden Pride Inc. formed in 2014 with its prime focus on organizing an annual event to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer people living in Northern Utah. Since then, the Ogden Pride Festival has been held on the first Saturday of August and has grown in attendance and offerings each year. This year’s Ogden Pride Festival will be held at the Ogden Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 4.