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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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Thanks to all who attend and helped at the booth at this year’s Utah Pride Festival. We had an eventful weekend on Saturday and Sunday June 2-3, 2012 in downtown SLC, which included the interfaith service, interfaith march, Sunday’s parade and free tarot readings at the booth! We had so many people wanting readings that we had to turn folks away when the gates closed. Wait time was over an hour! But we feel grateful being able to help and bring solace, validation and guidance to those seeking answers. Those of us that marched in the parade could feel the wealth of gratitude washing over us as we were cheered on and thanked for being the only Pagan representation at the parade and festival! We even had pagans from Logan join us in the middle of the march! All in all it was a success and UUPS can’t wait for next year! Check out the photos below!

U of U Pagan Society Marching Banner for Utah Pride Parade Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2012 before parade Fire Runner (l) and Shy Fox Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival Parade 2012 L to R-Fire Runner, Muad’Dib and Shy Fox Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival Parade 2012, Shy Fox (l) and Woman Between the Wolves Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride Festival Parade 2012, Muad’Dib (l) and Fire Runner Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

Utah LGBT Pride festival Parade 2012, l to r-Woman Between the Wolves, Fire Runner, and Shy Fox marching west on 200s Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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Utah LGBT Pride Festival 2012, l to r Muad’Dib, Fire Runner, Shy Fox, and Woman Between the Wolves after parade Sunday, June 3, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT

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What a wonderful opportunity we have! We will be attending the 2011, 10th anniversary of the Salt Lake Pagan Pride Festival. We will have a booth all day there and need several people to step up and volunteer to help man the booth so we can all take turns enjoying the festival. Below is information about the event, and a list of times we would like people to sign up for. We are glad to be visiting our sponsor Crone’s Hollow.

Location: Crone’s Hollow 2470 S Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Time: 10-6

We should like two people per the two hour shifts.

Here are the slots and who’s filling them

10-12: Muad’Dib, open

12-2: open, open

2-4: Sharon Pellum, open

4-6: Open, open

Please sign up by sending an email to uofupagansociety@gmail.com, on facebook or post a reply to our blog!

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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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We have the wonderful opportunity to vend at the 2011 LGBTQ Pride Festival of Salt Lake City.  There are several shifts which need to be covered in order for us to fill all the seats and give everyone a chance to enjoy the festival

Theses are the times slots that currently need filling

Saturday: 7-11 pm, 2 people

Sunday: 2-5pm 2 people.

To sign up, please send your name and time you would like to vend to: uofupagansociety@gmail.com

Each person will need to purchase a ticket at the gate even though they will be vending. The festival has made no except and since we are in the Grass Roots Zone, we only got three free tickets. Please come and support us in our endeavor to bring education, awareness and inclusion to the people of Utah.

Look for our ad in the LGBTQ Newspaper the Q Salt Lake!

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