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President Muad’Dib discovered while going through the Utah Pride Center private archives a photo of the “Salt Lake Pagan Community” from the the 1995 Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade. “I didn’t know that the Pagans had been marching in the parade back then. I had thought perhaps that SLPS was the first to march in the parade, but I knew others could have, just there was no evidence. This year is the 26th year of the parade, so now we know they have marched before. SLPS began marching in the parade in 2011 with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition.”

The LGBT community has had a long crossover into the Pagan community, as many of the members identify with both. It’s common that LGBT people find the Pagan community more accepting because of how personal the spirituality of Paganism is and how many various paths people walk. Paganism allows individuals to explore facets of deity, the inside self, and the universe they hadn’t previously without putting them into a box or creating a cookie cutter mentality. Often Paganism is more fulfilling than larger organized religion.

The Utah Pride Center has photographs from various events that will be transferred to the Marriott Library Special Collections Archives at the University of Utah this year under the leadership of President Muad’Dib, who works as the library director at the center. The picture below will soon be available for everyone to access in the Multimedia Division. If anyone can identify the individuals, please send SLPS an email or leave a comment.

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Please join SLPS at the Utah Pride Festival for $10 Tarot and Palm readings. SLPS will be vending Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the City building of Salt Lake City, where the festival is located. SLPS will also be marching the parade Sunday morning, so if you cant’ make it to the festival, come see us in robes and hats at the march!

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The beginning of June brings the annual Utah Pride Festival, hosted by the Utah Pride Center. The festival this year, 2014, runs from June 5-8, at Washington Square at the Salt Lake City Building on 400 S and 200 E. SLPS will be participating in the festivities, starting with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition’s Interfaith Service on June 5. An interfaith rally at 2pm on June 7 will meet at the First United Methodist Church on 200 S 200 E and join with the Trans and Dyke Marches before going to the festival gates. June 7-8, SLPS will be offering $5 tarot readings at the booth inside the festival. And Sunday, June 8 SLPS will be marching in the Parade at 9am. Join us for any of the events, come get spiritual at the interfaith, or receive a tarot reading!

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What a busy weekend! SLPS Participated in the Utah Pride Festival events on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Things kicked off with the Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition‘s Interfaith Service for healing on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 7pm. The service was one of helping people to gain peace and understand with the divine. The Theme “Sacred Embraces Real” emphasized the Utah Pride Festival’s Theme “Gotta Be Real”. Saturday, June 1,2013 Continued the interfaith with the interfaith Rally and March from First United Methodist Church in downtown Salt Lake City on 200 E 200 S to the Festival at 200 E and 400 S. Along the way, the march joined up with the Transgender March and the Dyke March.

After the march, SLPS opened the tent for business with Free Tarot Readings. Special mermaid readings were available from MerQueen Lei Loni Tilley, Founder and Queen of the Mermaids of the Great Salt Lake. Witch’s Runes were also being read by Azetta, Seedling of the Blue Dragon. President Muad’Dib used his Deviant Moon Tarot, Piggy had the Rider-Waite, Lunar Oak Spirit had the Shamanic Tarot, and Woman Between the Wolves was on the Robin Wood Tarot.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 brought the Utah Pride Festival Parade at 10 am. SLPS marched in robes and hates with the Utah Pride Interfaith section. After the exhausting march down 200 S, SLPS returned and did more free readings for people at the festival. It is estimated that 300 people stopped by the booth and had their cards, cartouche or runes read. What a great way to give service to the LGBT community! SLPS is excited to return next year for a fourth year!

Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition Interfaith March l to r: Woman Between the Wolves, Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Muad’Dib, Lunar Oak Spirit, First United Methodist Church,Saturday, June 1, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Booth, L to r (behind the table)-Lunar Oak Spirit, Piggy, Woman Between the Wolves, Janelle Baguley, and Willow Figueroa (mermaid), Saturday, June 1, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival, Pandora Boxx on Stage, Saturday, June 1, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Parade, l to r: Piggy, Lunar Oak Spirit, Shy Fox, Muad’Dib, Patrick Lucero, Cheyanne Opheikens, Iyata Bond, Harley Tilley, Willow Figueroa, Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Parade, l to r: Piggy, Lunar Oak Spirit, Shy Fox, Muad’Dib, Patrick Lucero, Cheyanne Opheikens, Iyata Bond, Harley Tilley, Willow Figueroa, Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Parade, lining up to walk with Utah Pride Interfaith Coalition, l to r: Lei Loni and Harley Tilley, Shy Fox, Cheyanne Opheikens, Lunar Oak Spirit (green skirt), and Patrick Lucero, 400 E near 400 S, Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Parade Marching west on 200 S and 400 E, l to r: Willow Figueroa (wheelchair), Harley Tilley, Shy Fox, Iyata Bond (middle red) and Cheyanne Opheikens, Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Booth, l to r (behind table): Muad’Dib (holding cards), Cheyanne Opheikens, Shy Fox and Lunar Oak Spirit (hat), Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah Pride Festival Booth, left side Savanna Cunningham (l in red) and Danielle Donaldson, right side front to back: Azetta Seedling of the Blue Dragon, Callista Dreamwalker and Woman Between the Wolves, Sunday, June 2, 2013, Salt Lake City, UT

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Well with everything settled down again, it’s time for reports! We had a successful venture at the LGBTQ Pride Festival a few weekends ago  Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 2011. Many folks stopped by our table and signed up for the newsletter and updates. A few people paid dues and became members, took information and all together enjoyed our presence. All of the newsletters we took (About 50) we’re gone on Saturday. A few folks even felt generous enough to put a few dollars in our donations can. All in all, it was a success! So now it’s back to the old routine of full moons and holidays, but not to worry, many events and activities are coming up this summer!

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011, Woman Between the Wolves, (r) tabling for U of U Pagan Society, Saturday, June 4, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 L to R-Fire Runner, Muad’Dib, Woman Between the Wolves, Callista Dreamwalker, Mustard Seed, Sunday June 5, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Kai Martinez (l) and Muad’Dib, Saturday, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBTQ Pride Festival 2011, Muad’Dib after interfaith march, Saturday, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Pride Parade on 200 S facing 400 E stop light, l to r: Mustard Seed, Callista Dreamalker, and Fire Runner,Sunday, June 5, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2011 Pride Parade Gene Banner (l) and Muad’Dib, June 4, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT

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