pinkdot Utah spokesperson Ken Kimball said: "One of pinkdot's primary aims is to engender 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."
pinkdot Utah is an opportunity for friends and family of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to demonstrate their love and support. This milestone campaign is being organized by a group of committed volunteers working on behalf of the Support Love Courage Council. pinkdot Utah aims to launch the movement's credo, Support-Love-Courage by encouraging Utahns to speak up for their LGBT family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends. This peaceful campaign culminates with an event on September 22, 2012 next to the International Peace Gardens in Salt Lake City's Jordan Park (1060 S 900 W). The campaign and event are targeted to attract both straight and gay Utahans and visitors, many who may come to support their family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Contact pinkdot Utah
Support Love Courage Council
P.O. Box 1078
Salt Lake City, UT 84110-1078
Who is on the Support Love Courage Council?
The pinkdot Utah campaign is being organized by the following individuals:
"If only I could..."
pinkdot Utah is a simple call for open-minded Utahans to come together to form a human pink dot of which aerial photographs will be taken. Together we will celebrate diversity and courage. Show your LGBT loved ones that it doesn't make any difference who they are. Come make pink dot with us on September 22, 2012, and create a symbol for Utah's more inclusive future.
What sets pinkdot Utah apart?
Our audience: All straight allies that want to do something but don't know what, where or how. pinkdot Utah does not support any political cause or party. We are about fostering understanding in a diverse community, no matter the differences between us. This is about love and respect for ones fellow beings. There is no other agenda.
What's behind the pinkdot Utah idea?
In 2009, organizers in Singapore held the inaugural Pink Dot, which drew over 2,500 attendees. This figure nearly doubled to 4,000 in 2010, was 10,000 in 2011, and at the 4th annual event, over 15,000 pink-attired Singaporeans turned Hong Lim Park into a sea of pink, where they gathered to form a giant pink dot in a show of support for inclusiveness, diversity and the freedom to love. This event was the culmination of an intensive month-long outreach – a key highlight of which was Pink Dot's official Campaign Video, directed by acclaimed local director Boo Junfeng. Tugging the heartstrings of viewers, it generated an astounding 200,000 hits in the four short weeks since it was first uploaded to YouTube.
We would like to acknowledge and thank them for sharing this amazing idea.