UTAH TRANS PRIDE
August 12, 2023
Genderbands is excited to be putting on our fourth annual Utah Transgender Pride Festival.
The Utah Trans Pride Festival is a unique event put on by Genderbands. This festival celebrates, centers, and brings visibility to our amazingly diverse transgender community.
Utah Trans Pride Schedule
August 12, 2023
12pm - 6pm
See what's new this year!
Does it cost anything to attend Utah Trans Pride?
Utah Trans Pride is a free event, but donations will be graciously accepted. You can donate at genderbands.org/donate or Venmo @genderbands IF YOU USE VENMO PLEASE PUT IN THE COMMENTS THAT ITS A DONATION! We will have designated entrances and exits. You will receive a wristband when you enter. This helps us track attendance.
Will there be alcohol at the event?
No alcohol is permitted at the festival. Alcohol will be available at the after-party.
Is this an all-ages event?
Will there be a police presence at the event?
There will not be police as security. There will be 1-2 police as part of the road closure. This is required by the city. We will have hired security as well as volunteer security. There will be security and traffic-style barricades around the perimeter of the park. There is a staffed entrance and exit on the South and North side of the park. More security details will be available soon.
Will there be vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free food options?
We are actively working to connect with food vendors who can offer these options at the festival, but cannot guarantee all dietary restrictions can be met.
Will there be a place to go if I get too hot or overwhelmed?
We will be offering a "Chill Zone" tent this year, which will have air conditioning and sensory toys to help you chill. There will be a time limit to allow for everyone to have a chance to enjoy the space but don’t worry, you can come back.
Where do I park?
You can park at the elementary school next door or on the street. There is an entrance to the park on Center Street and 150 North.
Are dogs allowed in the venue?
Yes, well-behaved dogs on a lease are welcome to attend. If owners or doggos are not well-behaved or don’t pick up after themselves, they will be asked to leave.
How do I apply to be a volunteer?
Our volunteer application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7EhTgAmg0GRlHv9SrnTDIT7TCIBkfMxWNt_NrDb9Oxqqvow/viewform Contact Sophus (email@example.com) with any questions. We would love to have the volunteer support of your organization!
Can I bring my own food and drink?
If you have dietary restrictions, you may bring food for yourself. Otherwise, please support the food vendors. You may bring in an EMPTY, refillable water bottle. We will have water available.
What steps are being taken to make the festival accessible?
--The Chill Zone --Booths are along the sidewalks --Free earplugs --Extra seating throughout the festival grounds --Braille signs --ASL interpreters during the entertainment --Food vendors who offer items for those with dietary restrictions. --The stage is positioned away from the vendors to reduce noise. --A ramp for the stage --Entrance/Exit on both sides of the park to reduce walking distance --Free festival and a reasonably priced after-party. --The afterparty venue has no stairs for attendees and only 3 steps for performers to enter the stage.
What are the COVID protocols for the event?
Masks are not required but highly recommended. This is an open-air event but social distancing is still encouraged. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the festival.
Can I opt out of photographs?
Yes. We will have "Consent Clues" badges available to participants so you can demonstrate your willingness to be touched, chatted with, or photographed.
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
All ages can volunteer! Volunteers 15 and under must volunteer with a guardian, and volunteers 16-17 must have a guardian's permission to volunteer.
How can I support the event as an individual?
--Follow us on social media then Like, comment, and share posts regarding the event. --To help us get the word out, show you are "Interested" in the event on Facebook and like and share our posts. The more interest our event gets, the more sponsors we can attract and the bigger our event can be. --To financially support us, consider sponsoring with a "friends"-level sponsorship. --We are looking for volunteers to provide in-person support during the event. Fill out the volunteer application above. --In-kind donations are graciously accepted and include: sensory objects (spinners, pop-its, stress balls, magic sand), COVID prevention supplies (masks, hand sanitizers), sun protection (hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, fans), and consumables (water bottles, otter pops, candy, snacks). Items can be branded with company logos or plain.
How can I support the event as a business?
Several tiers of sponsorship are available starting at $250. genderbands.org/sponsorpride