Utah Representative Urges Leniency For Former Intern / Convicted Rapist

| November 5, 2012

Utah Representative Wayne Harper, currently running to become Senator Harper, is urging Utah courts to show leniency to his former intern, who has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Eric Ray, former intern to Republican Representative Wayne Harper, was convicted in September of sexually abusing a teenage girl at Brigham Young University. Ray […]

Are UT GOP Legislators For Or Against Abortion? Depends On The Day

| March 5, 2012

Salt Lake City – It was an interesting bit of political theatre today on Capitol Hill, as Republicans in the Utah House of Republicans decided that today would be a day to oppose abortion, rather than support it as they did last week. If you’re looking for proof that Republicans in Utah are just a […]

Another Homophobic Politician Caught Soliciting Gay Men On Craigslist

| August 12, 2011

Indiana – One of the Republican State Legislators who supported the passage this year of an anti-Gay Marriage amendment, Phillip Hinkle, was just outed when he was caught soliciting sex from a young man on Craigslist. I’ve lost track… how many anti-gay politicians have been outed now? According to The Advocate, Hinkle invited an 18 […]

Sundance Takes On Mormon Utah Legislature

| January 29, 2010

SLC- According to insiders behind Sundance the the Utah State Legislature, several months ago top legislators offered to have a resolution read on the floor of the Senate thanking Sundance for all it does for Utah and the millions of dollars it brings to our economy every year. Then because of gay rights, it never […]

Common Ground Ignored. Now what?

| February 17, 2009

Today, the most prominent, and likely to pass of the Common Ground Initiative Bills was defeated in a motion 8-5, the Fair Workplace and Housing Bill. Testimony was beautiful, Rep. Christine Johnson was (as always), eloquent, funny and moving.  Members of the Utah community spoke: from a transgender minister, to a local (straight) business owner, […]

Gay Rally Seeking Common Ground

| January 24, 2009

Today, hundreds of Utahns marched from Washington Square in SLC up State St to the Capitol Building in support of the “Common Ground Initiative.” The weather? Not the most pleasant, freezing rain coming down the whole time, but it failed to stop the enthusiasm as marchers chanted the full 7 block march. Jacob Whipple, who […]

Talking to Senator Buttars

| January 22, 2009

Senator Chris Buttars Eric Ethington and Elaine Ball Some of you may know that I am the founder of the group PRIDE In Your Community, a LGBTQ and ally group that performs community service projects in an attempt to bridge the gap between the LGBTQ community and the rest of Utah. This past Saturday, Jan […]