Equality & Diversity

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderso...

Sunday Edition: Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson and Khosrow Semnani

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug Wright sits down with Utah's Lieutenant Governor, Deidre Henderson and Iranian-American community leader Khosrow Semnani.
16 days ago
The WOW Fashion Show dress rehearsal. (KSLTV)...
Tamara Vaifanua

Sold out ‘WOW Fashion Show’ celebrates International Women’s Day

Wednesday is International Women's Day, and the Women of the World organization is hosting a fashion show and gala.
21 days ago
A recent NAMI study shows that African American and Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than w...
Ayanna Likens

Study: African American and Black adults are more likely to suffer from mental illness than white adults

A recent NAMI study shows that African American and Black adults in the U.S. are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress.
29 days ago
Utah State Capitol (KSL TV)...
Sydnee Gonzalez

Bill banning diversity, equity offices in higher education is converted into study

Senate Bill 283 — which originally would've banned diversity, equity and inclusion offices and officers in Utah higher education — has been converted to an interim study instead.
29 days ago
The trailer for the movie "Little Satchmo.” (Courtesy: Little Satchmo)...
Tamara Vaifanua

‘Black, Bold and Brilliant’ film series showcases Black culture through cinema

Local filmmakers showcase Black History Month with a documentary focusing on the secret daughter of jazz musician Louis Armstrong.
1 month ago

Sunday Edition: School Voucher, Abortion, Transgender Surgery Bills

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug dives into a number of controversial bills that have sailed through the legislature during the first few weeks of this year's legislative session.
2 months ago
Participants in the Discover Winter program getting ready to hit the slopes. (KSL-TV's Mark Less)...
Shelby Lofton

Utah ski industry works to bring diversity to the slopes through ‘Discover Winter’ program

A Utah ski and snowboarding group wants to bring more diversity to the sports by giving minority communities a chance to hit the slopes.
2 months ago
Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall speaking to KSL-TV about what the city has done in 2022. (KSL-...
Jed Boal

SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall grades 2022 city goals and accomplishments

In a one-on-one interview, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said the city has substantially reduced violent crime since its peak in 2021.
2 months ago
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Michael Locklear

Utahns react to mass shooting in California near Lunar New Year festival

Utah’s Asian American community and elected officials are responding to the Monterey Park shooting that killed ten people in California near the Lunar New Year festival.
2 months ago
The Jazz teamed up with the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission to bring seventh, e...
Jed Boal

Utah Jazz and human rights commission bring students together to focus on MLK

 The Utah Jazz celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday by hosting an educational workshop and basketball clinic for 50 middle school students.
2 months ago
Salt Lake City officials, first responders, and volunteers sorting goods for the Utah Food Bank. (K...
Karah Brackin

Salt Lake City officials, first responders, and volunteers team up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Many Salt Lake City officials, first responders, and volunteers gathered on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day of Service to help the Utah Food Bank.
2 months ago
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Shelby Lofton

‘A dream come true’: Tooele City Fire Dept. hires first female firefighter

The Tooele City Fire Department hired its first ever female firefighter.
4 months ago
Outside of the Cache County School District building. (KSL-TV)...
Mike Anderson

Cache County school officials consider new policies on displaying political symbols

The Cache County School District is planning to change its policy on how teachers display possible political symbols in the classroom, with Logan City School District considering similar changes.
4 months ago
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Landmark same-sex marriage bill wins Senate passage

The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex marriages.
4 months ago
Richard Fierro at his hime in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 21, 2022. Fierro, who served as an Army...
Oren Liebermann, Eric Levenson and Travis Caldwell, CNN

Navy petty officer who helped disarm Colorado nightclub shooter speaks out for first time

Thomas James, one of the two men who helped disarm a shooter during last week's mass shooting inside Club Q in Colorado Springs, issued his first statement about his role in the attack on Sunday.
4 months ago
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18:  Members and supporters of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender (LGBT) ...
Associated Press

Russian Duma gives LGBTQ ‘propaganda’ bill final approval

Russian lawmakers have given their final approval to a bill that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBTQ rights in the country.
4 months ago
Podcast Latter Gay Stores (left) and LGBTQ group Peculiar (right). (KSL-TV)...
Mike Anderson

Utah groups hopes to bridge religious and LGBTQ communities

Local groups in Utah are working to help people in the LGBTQ community feel more welcome and more understood.
4 months ago
The burnt pride flag that was left outside one of the couple's home. (KSL-TV)...
Shelby Lofton

Two Utah couples feel targeted after pride flag theft, vandalism

Two gay couples in Utah feel unsafe after their pride flags were vandalized from their homes.
4 months ago
Dancers performing at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. (KSL-TV)...
Dan Rascon

‘Luz de las Naciones’ returns after a two-year hiatus

The colorful, festive, and lively Latin America Celebration returned to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City this weekend.
5 months ago
Enjoying the outdoors can take special skills, but a new program hopes to educate more Utahns so th...
Karah Brackin

‘Becoming Outdoor Women’ aims to empower Utah women with outdoor skills

Through “Becoming Outdoor Women,” a nonprofit educational program new to the state, the goal is for Utah women to develop confidence in those skills and, in turn, themselves.
6 months ago
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 17: Miguel Diaz Canel, President of Cuba poses during a state visit t...

Cuba holds unusual vote on law allowing same-sex marriage

Cuba is holding a rare referendum on an unusually contentious law — a government-backed code that would allow same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
6 months ago
The Utah State University campus....
Mike Anderson

Utah State University forms new division, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion

Utah State University is pushing toward better diversity, equity, and inclusion with an all-new department bearing that name.
7 months ago
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04:  Actress Nichelle Nichols arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" ...
Matthew Delmont Dartmouth College

The story behind TV’s first iconic interracial kiss on ‘Star Trek’ with Nichelle Nichols

The smooch is not a romantic one. But in 1968 to show a Black woman kissing a white man was a daring move.
8 months ago
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.
9 months ago

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