Logan Pride hosting "Queer Prom"

Jess Zamora, Chairwoman of Logan Pride, an organization representing members of the LGBTQ community in Cache Valley, is excited about events coming up in 2017.

The next major event hosted by Logan Pride will be the <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/events/417590141944815/” target=”_blank”>“LGBTQ+ Prom”</a>, to be held at Herm’s Inn in Logan on Saturday, May 13th. This event, which is open to all but geared towards LGBTQ members of high school and college ages, is meant to give the prom experience to those who felt unwelcome at proms and social gatherings in more traditional school settings.

The goal of this “Queer Prom” is to “create a positive dance,” Zamora says. Zamora, a recent California transplant, has observed that a large number of the LGBTQ community in Northern Utah still are unfamiliar with other members. “They really do not know each other,” she says.

The signature event will be the 2nd Annual Logan Pride Festival to be held the weekend of September 8th and 9th. On the 8th, an Interfaith Service will be held. Last year’s service was held at First Presbyterian Church, but Zamora says early responses for this year’s festival may call for a larger venue. Vendors and entertainment will be at the fore of the Festival at Willow Park on the 9th.

More plans are in the works. Logan Pride is planning to hold coffee socials, hikes and bonfires as the summer months approach. Zamora says a new calendar of events is being constructed and should be available online within a week.

Official dates and times for all Logan Pride events will be made available at loganpride.org and on the Logan Pride Festival Facebook page.

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