Utah Pride Center gears up for 2013 Pride Festival

With hundreds of volunteer positions to fill, the Utah Pride Center is launching its Pride 2013 season. The theme for this year’s festival is Gotta Be Real — Equality, and the Center needs hundreds of Utahns to make contributions in various positions to help the festival be as successful as previous years.

Planning for the festival takes hundreds of hours and discussions about grand marshals, entertainment and the development of goals and themes.

The Pride Festival officials and the Utah Pride Center programs are focusing on attracting and offering resources for members of the queer community and its allies from around the state, not just Salt Lake City.

Pride Festival organizers are also accepting applications for vendors, parade participants and booths in the festival. In order for the festival to be successful and seamless, applications are accepted as early as February. Also, prices are cheaper for those that make an earlier commitment.

In order to accomplish the expansion goals and have a successful festival, the Center is seeking hundreds of volunteers. With more leadership positions than ever before, there’s a way for everyone to get involved in the festival and make an impact in the community.

Open positions include beverage stations, servers, parade volunteers and general-admission workers. Volunteer orientation is already underway and leadership positions will meet every other Wednesday beginning in March.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, go to utahpridefestival.org.

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