Utah Pride Center

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Human Services, Economic Development

Location: 355 N 300 W, First Floor Salt Lake City UT 84103 USA

Mission: Utah Pride is a catalyst for building and celebrating the strength, equality, dignity and self-determination of the LGBTQ community throughout Utah. We are committed to excellence in execution and the continuing improvement of all programs, services, education and advocacy. We value and support individuals, families, and allies and building partnerships across communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am very proud of the visionary work that is done by the Utah Pride Centers staff.
The Center is doing exceptional work with our youth. We have a great model and have made great strides in partnering with the DCWS.
Our SAGE program, for the over 50's, is providing services to hundreds of seniors.
We have mental health services, health and wellness services, a great anti-smoking program and do HIV/AIDS testing.
Our out-reach and advocacy team reaches out to the broader community for trainings.
Our Pride Festival is fabulous. Over 30,000 people attended this last year. The parade included over one thousand LDS (Moron) marchers.
We have a thriving Transgender program.
Salt Lake can be proud of the work being done by the Utah Pride Center.
UPC recently purchased a 16,000 sq. ft building in the heart of the city. When completed, we will have a great gathering spot, complete with cyber-center, library and cafe.
It's hard to quantify the great and good work that UPC does in our community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no need to make changes. The Center is constantly evolving on it's own.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit has one of the best Executive Directors in the business! She has expanded UPC's reach and relevance to and for the LGBT community throughout Utah. The support staff is professional and dedicated. The programs offered make a real difference in the lives of the gay community, young and old. Last week I referred a young lesbian to the UPC's licensed social worker. The girl had just been released from a week in a hospital after a suicide attempt. The social worker responded immediately with concern and compassion, and this girl is receiving -- for the first time -- experienced counseling. This is only one example. UPC deals with serious problems every day, and in a crisis, it is a life saver! Utahns -- gay and straight -- are beneficiaries of one of the elite Pride Centers in the United States. If you can contribute to United Way, or any other charity, please make a tax-deductible contribution to the Utah Pride Center!

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 4 stars  

24 people found this review helpful

I have only been to the pride center a few times, but I see the impact it has on the community. It's nice for the youth of slc to have a place to go. I try my best to support anything that gives money to this great outlet. I am from Utah county and I wish the youth down here had such a place in thier vicinity. We need to keep supporting this place and one day they will be able to expand.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the youth that are off the streets and out of bad situations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

cry there is just so much work involved and I tip my hat to all invloved.

Ways to make it better...

there were more for people my age and more down in utah county for the gay community to get involved in.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a lack of funds and goverment, state support.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at the Utah Pride Center for over two years. As an extremely busy individual with limited time to volunteer, I work with the Pride Center because I believe it is an organization that actually contributes to the community. Whether it is supporting other LGBT groups in the area or working with queer youth groups on the weekends, the Pride Center is one of the only LGBT groups in Utah that has enough resources to reach a broad set of folks in our diverse community along the Wasatch Front. Not only do I enjoy volunteering--in a variety of different capacities, but usually where I am needed most--but I appreciate the friendliness of the staff. It is so nice to go into an office when I get off work where folks appreciate the time I spend there and thank me for it. It feels great to be appreciated. My partner and I volunteer and give annually as well-- while we are not wealthy, we feel that our small gift is the least we can do for an organization that has helped so many of our friends in LGBT Utah.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The LGBT community in Utah. The Pride Center is a uniting entity in Salt Lake and you can definitely tell in the way it conducts itself.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope I could run it as well as the folks currently in charge!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Feeling like what I am helping out with matters. I have limited time, so feeling valuable as a volunteer is beneficial for me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff are the nicest people. I really like all of them-- friendly attitudes, very hospitable. Volunteers are also trained and ready to go.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be stronger and more beneficial than it already is!

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Like all nonprofits money is an issue. That is why we give annually.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I usually don't have glowing things to say about nonprofits, but the Utah Pride Center is a rare gem that I truly appreciate and would suggest to anyone looking to get involved in Utah's queer community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

20 people found this review helpful

The Utah Pride Center has been the major driving force in recent years for LGBT equality in Utah. Their programs serve a wide range of people, from youth to adults, long-term political activists to newly "out" people seeking social connection. They host numerous community events, but especially the annual Utah Pride Celebration in early June. Center staff are compassionate and helpful, responsive on a wide variety of topics, articulate community representatives, and utterly professional. Simply put, the Utah Pride Center is the touching point from which all other LGBT issues in Utah radiate.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The surprising spirit of optimism and "can do" attitude found in such an oppressive and hostile state. Utah may be "reddest of the red states" but you would never know that from visiting the Center.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-2-01

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