LGBT Pride Banners are back on Heber’s Main Street, but with seemingly less controversy from last year.

A Utah nonprofit that works to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families is expanding their reach in the Wasatch Back.

Equality Utah is the state’s leading LGBTQ political advocacy organization. Based in Salt Lake City, the organizations Executive Director Troy Williams says they are looking to expand their reach.  

Heber City

Heber City’s Tuesday Council meeting discussed a variety of topics including LGBTQ Pride banners on Main Street and a report on the update to the Airport Master Plan.

At the June 4th Heber City Council meeting city residents expressed their feelings about the rainbow flags posted on Main Street that read ‘Pride in the Wasatch Back’. Heber City Manager Matt Brower explains the process the city goes through to determine if a banner should be placed on Main Street.

Heber City Council heard comments from around a half a dozen residents regarding rainbow colored banners flying on Main Street that read ‘Pride in the Wasatch Back’.

At the opening of the Tuesday evening Heber City Council meeting, Heber City resident Patricia Thompson expressed her opposition to the banners flying on Main Street.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that found states must allow gay couples to marry.

State Attorney General Sean Reyes' office said in a statement Wednesday it will file an appeal to the high court sometime in the next couple of weeks, rather than taking its case to the entire 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A federal appeals court - for the first time - says a state cannot prevent people from getting married. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

It's a day of celebration for some 1,300 couples in Utah, as a federal judge orders the state of Utah to recognize gay marriages. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The Utah Supreme Court has halted same-sex adoption cases. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Utah's northern  neighbor Idaho is the most recent state to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. Gay marriages will  be allowed in the state on Friday. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

LGBT group won't appear in Days of '47 Parade this summer. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Leslie Thatcher

Park City High School's Gay Straight Alliance has been named as one of the Top 5 GSAs in the country for its efforts to spread the issue of equality for all. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The group Mormons Building Bridges this month takes on the issue of how LGBT issues ought to be discussed in public schools. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.


Some of the hot-button issues at the Utah legislature include education funding, gas taxes, and discrimination against the LGBT community. Rep. Kraig Powell discussed those with KPCW on Friday. Rick Brough has more.

A community conversation about whether the state legislature ought to approve Senate Bill 100, which would outlaw discrimination against the LGBT community across the state will be held Tuesday night. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.