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2019 was Utah’s ‘most successful Pride Festival ever’

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 20:07:27-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Pride Center says this year's Pride Festival is the most successful they’ve ever had by a number of measures.

Attendance at the parade itself topped 60,000, and tickets to the event sold out early on Saturday, the first day of the two-day festival.

Pride Center Director Rob Moolman credits an emphasis on LGBT Pride as a family-friendly and affirming issue, with offerings during the weekend for a diverse range of ages and interests.

“It is about connection, and it is the fact that LGBT people in our community are your brothers and your sisters and your uncles and your aunts,” Moolman said.