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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Kaitlyn Mahoney walks by customers at Under the Umbrella Bookstore in Salt Lake City on Nov. 28, 2021 (Photo by Emily Rincon | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Torres: We Need Queer Spaces More Than Ever

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer April 8, 2022

  With the override of House Bill 11, trans girls are barred from playing sports. This legislation is harmful to everyone, and LGBTQ+ Utahns need community now more than ever. Building queer spaces...

The John Williams Encircle Home Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 9, 2019. (Courtesy Encircle)

Shrinky Dinks and the Queer Community Find a Home in Downtown SLC with Encircle

By Drew Reynolds, Arts Writer February 21, 2022

  Tucked in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the John Williams Encircle Home is a nice space to sit and relax. Located just north of 400 South on 500 East, this is a cozy spot for queer people...

Reflections While Living in Utah cover art (Photo Courtesy L. Flores via Amazon.com)

Local Poet L. Flores’ ‘Reflections While Living in Utah’ is A Queer Spiritual Homecoming

By Whit Fuller, Arts Writer February 20, 2022

  Local poet and educator L. Flores' debut poetry chapbook “Reflections While Living in Utah” explores the reconciliation of religious and queer identities. Their collection comes at a poignant...

The Encircle house in Salt Lake City, Utah.(Photo by Tom Denton | Daily Utah
Chronicle)

Encircle Seeks to Provide Safe Place for LGBTQ+ Individuals

By Malinka Kaluarachchi, News Writer May 1, 2021

  There is a house located near the Trolley Square TRAX Station in downtown Salt Lake City which belongs to Encircle, a nonprofit organization for LGBTQ+ youth, young adults and families. Encircle’s...

Branson Stef speaks at the Salt Lake Encircle house on April 3, 2021. (Photo by Natalie Colby | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Local LGBTQ Community Members Protest $8 million Encircle Project

By Natalie Colby and Kayleigh Silverstein April 3, 2021

  Gathered outside the John Williams Encircle home in Salt Lake City on April 3, protesters spoke out against the organization’s $8 million project to build new houses in four different states.  Salt...

Dan Reynolds performs at LOVELOUD Festival 2019. Courtesy Jerod Harris/Getty Images for LOVELOUD Festival.

LOVELOUD 2019: Engaging as Ever

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor June 30, 2019

  For its third year running, the LOVELOUD Festival brought thousands of people together with a message of unconditional love and support for all LGBTQ youth in Utah and across the world. Dan Reynolds...