SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Pride Center has several big events planned for this weekend after their Pride Month celebrations were canceled back in June.
Rob Moolman, the Utah Pride Center executive director, said the Utah Pride Festival is the largest source of fundraising for the center — they’re not the only organization hurting from COVID-19 cancellations.
“We believe that people want to help, they just need a vehicle to be able to do so,” Moolman said.
The Utah Pride Center provides mental health services, education, a community space and other resources for the LGBTQ+ community.
“People are recognizing that we need to see each other,” Moolman said.
On Sunday at 9 a.m., groups will rendezvous at 14 different locations — from Ogden to Provo, Tooele to Park City — all converging in downtown Salt Lake City.
The groups will drive down to 700 South and Main Street, where they will hold their first-ever Pride Road Rally at 10 a.m.
“We’re inviting everybody — the LGBTQ community, allies, friends and family — to come out on National Coming Out Day and drag main with us,” Moolman said. “It’s going to be fabulous!”
Though so much has been canceled this year, Moolman said one thing you can never shut down is the support of a community.
“It enables me to know that people are out there who care,” said Moolman. “That people are out there who need support and are connecting with us.”
Road Rally registration and other scheduled events can be found on the Utah Pride Center website.