After a public vote, this year’s winning theme is UNAPOLOGETIC. Every year, Utah Pride has a theme that guides our LGBTQ+ state celebrations. Over the previous decade themes included: “Gotta Be Real-Equality”, “Love Equals Love”, “Pride is…”, #wearepride, “Pride Elevated”, “Get Salty”, “Exist. Resist. Persist: Celebrating 50 Years of Stonewall”, among others. Britt Martinez, UPC Adult Programs Manager was the creative behind this theme. “Unapologetic to me means living in authenticity regardless of how the world views us. We are what we are and we’re not taking no for an answer”. This year that’s exactly the message our community chose to represent our celebrations in June: being Unapologetic is coming out to celebrate our identities together free from fear and imposed standards, free to express our wholeness and beauty.