Gay Pride in Moab, Utah

Published Date Author: , October 27th, 2011

Moab Gay PrideThe event started after Amy Stocks saw a video from The Onion about a small town throwing a pride festival for its only gay man, and she shared it on Facebook asking when her hometown would do the same.

After Amy Stocks and her partner Ali Lingel watched a satiric video from The Onion about a small town throwing a pride festival for its only gay man, she posted the video on her Facebook page with a note asking when her own hometown, Moab, Utah, was going to throw a party for her. The response eventually turned into the city’s first ever LGBT Pride parade and festival, an event that attracted a full 10% of its citizens.

For Moab — a small town nestled between Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, in rural conservative southern Utah — last month’s Pride was more than just a party and a parade. It was a political statement heard far beyond the city’s borders, in part because the state’s predominant religion — the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the official name of the Mormon faith) — has been in the national spotlight all year and in LGBT crosshairs for several more.

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