Utah Pride Center http://kuer.org en The Coverage Gap: Transgender Utahn Can’t Get Health Insurance http://kuer.org/post/coverage-gap-transgender-utahn-can-t-get-health-insurance-0 <p></p><p>The Affordable Care Act is in effect across the country, but some Utahns are finding that they still don’t have any options for health insurance. As part of an ongoing series, KUER looks at those in this coverage gap. In today’s installment, we meet a 32-year-old who is in the process of coming out as transgender.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:57:00 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42082 at http://kuer.org The Coverage Gap: Transgender Utahn Can’t Get Health Insurance Club Jam to Host Healthcare Happy Hour http://kuer.org/post/club-jam-host-healthcare-happy-hour <p></p><p>Community groups around the state have been holding events to educate people about the Affordable Care Act, but <a href="http://www.utahpridecenter.org">Utah Pride</a> is trying something different Wednesday to reach their target demographic - healthcare happy hour.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:48:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 39050 at http://kuer.org Club Jam to Host Healthcare Happy Hour Utah Pride Center Looks to Future After Valerie Larabee's Resignation http://kuer.org/post/utah-pride-center-looks-future-after-valerie-larabees-resignation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials at the Utah Pride Center are evaluating the future of the LGBTQ advocacy organization today after long-time executive director Valerie Larabee resigned on Wednesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Valerie Larabee says she’s still coming to terms with decision to leave the Utah Pride Center.</p><p>“Nine years of being at Utah Pride was an incredible journey, an incredible learning experience, I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but it came at a great cost to me personally,” says Larabee.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:18:29 +0000 Terry Gildea 38226 at http://kuer.org Utah Pride Center Looks to Future After Valerie Larabee's Resignation What the Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Mean for Utah http://kuer.org/post/what-supreme-court-rulings-gay-marriage-mean-utah <p></p><p>As the nation digests the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Utahns are thinking about how the ruling will affect the lives of lesbian and gay people in this state.</p><p>Leaders of the Utah Pride Center started their press conference by passing around a box of tissues.&nbsp;Executive Director Valerie Larabee took to the podium with puffy red eyes, calling the Supreme Court decision a pivotal moment.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:10:24 +0000 Andrea Smardon 31540 at http://kuer.org What the Supreme Court Rulings on Gay Marriage Mean for Utah Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application http://kuer.org/post/boy-scouts-reject-utah-pride-center-troop-application <p>The Boy Scouts have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by the Utah Pride Center. The gay rights organization recently asked permission to start a troop for 10 middle-school aged children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:30:41 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27200 at http://kuer.org Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage http://kuer.org/post/better-or-worse-utah-weighs-same-sex-marriage <p>The U.S. Supreme Court is receiving briefs from all over the country as it prepares to take up same sex marriage next month, including Utah.&nbsp; The Court will hear arguments in two cases concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.&nbsp; The Utah Pride Center plans to file an amicus brief to the nation’s highest court this week, arguing that laws that ban same sex marriage amount to discrimination.&nbsp; But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s Attorney General have filed their own briefs in defense of traditional marriage and states’ rights to decide.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:44:13 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25475 at http://kuer.org For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage