Fifth annual Provo Pride Festival promotes acceptance, builds community

By Kaitlyn Bancroft Colorful tent canopies, flags and costumes burst outside the historic Utah County Courthouse during the fifth annual Provo Pride Festival on Sept. 16. It was the first time the festival was held outside its usual Memorial Park location. “This is the first year we’ve been (here), and

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Provo Pride Festival moves to across from temple for fifth and biggest year yet

Braley Dodson – Daily Herald   The fifth Provo Pride Festival was in the heart of Provo, at the Historic Utah County Courthouse downtown, right at the corner of University Avenue and Center Street and directly across the street from the Provo City Center Temple. That proximity was to put

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Provo’s growing gay pride festival surprised many fans headed to the BYU football game

  By Scott D. Pierce It’s hard to say which group of football fans was more surprised to see a gay pride festival in Provo — the visitors from Wisconsin or the BYU faithful. But a lot of people driving by the Provo Pride Festival had, shall we say, quizzical

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Provo Pride creates safe space for LGBT members of community

Dominic Valente; Daily Herald – Jason Boren was 17 when he first came out of the closet to his family. But it wasn’t until 20 years later that he would be able to truly come out, a second time. “When I was 17, I knew. I knew before that even, that I

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Provo Pride Festival: creating a community by celebrating diversity

The Daily Herald – In Provo, the word “community” is often synonymous with the word “church.” For those in Utah County who do not affiliate with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, finding “community” can be challenging. And that’s exactly what the Provo Pride Festival is trying, year

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Provo Pride festival celebrates diversity in Utah County

PROVO, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The 4th annual Provo Pride Festival celebrated today with members from the community.  Folks gathered at memorial park Saturday morning and spent the day celebrating pride.  People from all over the state showed up for concerts, shops, food, and fun. Pride in Provo isn’t as

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Fourth annual Provo Pride Festival begins Saturday

The Daily Herald – The 4th Annual Provo Pride Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, 800 E. Center St. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s theme is “Diversity Creates Community — It Begins With Us.” Provo Pride invites individuals and families to

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Family-friendly Provo Pride Festival a success

The Daily Herald – Happy Valley may be the last place one would suspect to find a gay pride festival, but sure enough the second one in two years was held Saturday. The Provo Pride Festival was filled with families of all sorts listening to live music, dining from food

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Provo will host LGBT pride festival this month

SL Tribune – It’s the death knell for Utah stereotypes: A group that includes BYU students banded together to launch an LGBT pride festival in Provo. On Sept. 21 at Memorial Park, Provo Pride will host an all-day, free and family-friendly festival that between 800 and 1,000 people are expected

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Provo Pride Fest boosts LGBT visibility in Mormonism’s ‘Happy Valley’

SL Tribune – Residents were greeted with rainbow flags, smiling faces and live music Saturday as they arrived at the city’s Memorial Park for the third annual Provo Pride Festival. The growing event, celebrating Utah County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, featured dozens of booths, vendors and performances from

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