FIRST ANNUAL PINKDOT ST. GEORGE EVENT
11:30 AM-2:00 PM ON NOVEMBER 3, 2012
VERNON WORTHEN PARK
St. George, UT – The Support Love Courage Council will hold the first annual PinkDot St. George event, on Saturday November 3, 2012, 11:30am-2:00pm at Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S. 400 E. St. George, Utah, adjacent to the St. George Leisure Services Recreation Center. The Support-Love-Courage Council selected St. George as the second city, outside of Salt Lake City to hold PinkDot, because of the tremendous growth, support, and acceptance of SouthWestern Utah towards the LGBT community. The event will include speakers, celebration, and culminate in the formation of a human pink dot, symbolizing love and acceptance. Following the huge photo opportunity, the celebration will continue with a PinkDot potluck picnic in the park.
PinkDot Utah is an opportunity for family, friends, neighbors, associates & colleagues of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to demonstrate their love and support and acceptance. In turn, it is an excellent opportunity for LGBT people to express and demonstrate their appreciation for valued supporters from the straight community.
The St. George local team is being lead by Barbara Oliver, who indicated, “I am pleased and excited to participate in St. George's first annual Pink Dot event. Proactive events such as Pink Dot will definitely strengthen and build strong, lasting bridges between the local LGBT and straight communities. The union of these communities will continue to enhance the quality of life in Southern Utah. ” Another excellent team member, Elise West, shared “I moved here a little over four years ago with the intent to hibernate in the red rocks and beauty of St. George. Well four years later, I'm relieved to say I'm out of hibernation and consider it an honor to join hands with the amazing residents of Southern Utah in celebrating our human-ness and authenticity for our First Ever PinkDot Day! My wish is for all, no matter what community you live in, no matter how or what you believe, to be able to LIVE your life free from fear and full of love. That is peace....and that is what I call really livin'."
The Support Love Courage Council has stressed how important it is to bring this event to all areas and populations of Utah, citing this as a reason to bring the event to St. George. The primary aim is to create an appreciation of Utah's diversity – regardless of race, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, we are all Utahns. We have come a long way in encouraging inclusivity and acceptance of all segments of society. We hope that more continue to join us in helping to fulfill this aim.