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People celebrate Juneteenth Monday morning with a walk from the Capitol that ended at The Gateway f...
Logan Stefanich, KSL.com & Ladd Egan, KSL-TV

‘Something that we should all be celebrating’: Juneteenth celebrated as official state holiday

Utahns march from the State Capital to The Gateway in the state's first official celebration of Juneteenth.
2 months ago
SAWYER SPEAKING AT THE SALT LAKE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER...
Peter Rosen

Utah celebrates Juneteenth as state holiday

As Utah celebrates its newest state holiday, we talked to Juneteenth Festival and Holiday Committee director, Betty Sawyer,
2 months ago
Utah Pride Parade 2022....
Kiersten Nunez, KSL TV

Pride Month kicks off with the Utah Pride Parade

The Utah Pride Parade is back and bigger than ever after the three-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
2 months ago
The Pride Flag at the Pride Festival 2022....
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Hundreds of people gather for Pride Festival this weekend

After three years, hundreds of people showed up in Washington Square wearing their brightest colors for Pride Fest on Saturday.
2 months ago
Outside Riverton Highschool...
Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Transgender students say school got their names wrong in senior yearbook

School officials apologized for an “honest mistake” after transgender students said their high school got their names wrong in their senior yearbook.
2 months ago
John Johnson, Pride co-director....
Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Utah Pride Week co-director retiring after more than decade of planning Pride

As tens of thousands of people get ready to enjoy Utah Pride Week festivities, co-director John Johnson is retiring after a decade of planning Pride.
3 months ago
Organizer raise the Pride  flag at the Salt Lake City and County building. (KSL TV)...
Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Pride flag raised in Salt Lake for Pride Month

Salt Lake City added a splash of color Wednesday morning by raising a Pride Flag to celebrate Pride Month.
3 months ago
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Lauren Streinbrecher, KSL TV

Jordan School District Board votes to allow leis, cultural regalia at graduation ceremonies this year

A passionate debate Tuesday evening filled the Jordan School District Board of Education room, over if high school seniors can wear leis and other cultural regalia at graduation.
3 months ago
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Karah Brackin, KSL TV

Some high school seniors in Utah concerned about graduation attire

Many high school seniors across the state are counting down the days until graduation. It's a big day, which is why some students and members of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community are expressing concern around what they can and can't wear to graduation.
3 months ago
FILE: Davis School District....
Debbie Worthen & Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Davis School District creates partnership to combat racism

The Davis School District announced a new partnership Tuesday in hopes of creating inclusion, equity and diversity, and ending a culture of racism.
7 months ago
The Window Rock formation is illuminated on March 17 in Window Rock, Arizona during an event to rem...
Heather Simonsen, KSL TV

Frontline health care workers of color bridge racial gap in time of COVID-19

Lack of trust and access to services has caused devastation during COVID-19 for Utah's communities of color.  
8 months ago
Dr.  Jacqueline Thompson talks to KSL about her new role at the Davis School District. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

New assistant superintendent to handle diversity, equity issues in Davis School District

The Davis School District has hired a new assistant superintendent over diversity and equity following a U.S. Department of Justice investigation that revealed widespread racial harassment. 
8 months ago
The silver Dodge Charger alledgedly driven by James Alex Fields Jr. passes near the Market Street P...
DENISE LAVOIE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press

Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough after court judgment

Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured. But whether they will be able to collect a significant chunk of that money remains to be seen.
9 months ago
(Courtesy: Utah Diné Bikéyah)...
Eliza Pace, KSL TV

Utah Diné Bikéyah promotes Indigenous Giving Day

Utah Diné Bikéyah, is asking for the public's help in supporting indigenous people in need this holiday season.
9 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

DOJ settlement highlights frustrations of parents, students in Davis

A settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Davis School District is promising some big changes toward better treatment of students of color. Many of the parents who pushed for those changes, though, are disappointed it didn't happen sooner.
10 months ago
Daud Mumin (KSL TV)...
Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Utah Organizer Describes Evolving Meaning Of Juneteenth

This year’s upcoming celebration of Juneteenth took on new meaning after President Joe Biden signed a bill to make the day, which celebrates the end of slavery, a federal holiday. Lots of events were held in Utah, commemorating Juneteenth. One was organized solely by young adults – some still in high school.
1 year ago
President Russell M. Nelson (second from the left), President Dallin H. Oaks (to the right of Presi...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Church Leaders, NAACP Announce New Educational, Humanitarian Initiatives

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have joined forces for some new educational and humanitarian initiatives.
1 year ago
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Tania Dean, KSL TV

New Project Provides Chaperones For Asian Americans Living In Fear

With cases of Asian American attacks on the rise across the country, one group in Salt Lake City has reached out to those living in fear to try to bring some comfort and support locally.
1 year ago
Disney Kids profile (KSL TV)...
Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Disney+ Removes ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Peter Pan’ From Kids Profiles Due To Negative Depictions

Streaming service Disney+ has blocked kids accounts from accessing several of its movies due to negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures.
1 year ago
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DAVID CRARY & LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples Of Trans Girls In Sports

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools.
1 year ago
Members of the LGBT youth support group "Encircle",  pose for a picture after their historic march ...
Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Jazz Owners, Imagine Dragons Singer, Apple CEO Donating $4M To LGBTQ Youth

Utah Jazz owners Ryan and Ashley Smith, Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds and his wife Aja Volkman, and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced they are donating $4 million to help provide safe homes for LGBTQ youth. 
1 year ago
More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, according to a new poll by Gallup.
(John ...
Maria Morava & Scottie Andrew, CNN

Poll: More Americans Are Identifying As LGBTQ Than Ever Before

A new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ. Young people are driving the increase.
1 year ago
(Photojournalist Meghan Thackrey, KSL TV)...
Angelique Reed & Jared Turner, KSL TV

Park City Art Exhibit Celebrates Diversity On Slopes

A new art exhibit in Park City has called attention to diversity on the slopes. It's called, “Skiing in Color.”
2 years ago
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