THIS MONTH'S FESTIVAL

2ND ANNUAL PRIDE PROM

We invite all individuals of the Utah community to join us in our celebration of Pride Month.

Come together to:

  • DANCE and BE YOUR BEST SELF, WHOMEVER THAT IS.
  • Avoid assumption and projections! Instead, admire, connect, and ENCOURAGE.

Why we gather:

  • Creating a safe space for your LGBQT+ individuals of the Pasifika community
  • Queerness and allyship manifest in countless ways: COME AS YOU ARE.


JUNE 7

THE GATEWAY

(115 S. RIO GRANDE ST.)

8PM

Pasifika First Fridays is proud to present the 2nd Annual Pride Prom, celebrating the Beehive State's Pasifika LGBQT+ community. This year's prom theme, The Hive, will focus on a Beyonce themed celebration in honor of our Utah Pacific Islander LGBQT+ community and artists. Pasifika First Fridays will be taking over the Gateway for Yonce inspired Pride Prom. The best Beyonce inspired outfit sashays away with the crown. In the name of equality, come dressed in your best Queen Bee creations on June 7th in downtown Salt Lake City. Stay tuned for the dope artist visiting Utah for this year’s performance.

All LGBQT+ youth, and allies, are invited to join us for Pride Prom at 71 S. Rio Grande St.

Featured Artists:

Reina Pahulu

Poet/Writer

Salt Lake City, UT

Why do you write poems?

"I write for many reasons and I think initially it started out of the desire to tell my story in hopes of sharing it someday. I tried to journal and that was ok but something still felt devoid. I got my heartbroken many times over the last 3 years and I didn’t always have an outlet be it friends or a therapist who would understand that I could readily access for healing. I wanted to heal myself. I felt this was work no one else could do but me and so I went inside and asked myself all the scary things. I feel poetry is just a tangible extension of my talents as an empath and healer."

Kalo Daley

Mixed Media Artist

Boston, MA

What inspires your work?

My name is Kalo Daley, I am a rising sophomore at Smith College, and I was born and raised in the Boston area to my Samoan mother and American father. I began pursuing art four years ago in high school, and I have found it to be an outlet for self reflection, validation, and celebration; not only for myself as an individual, but as a piece of a greater whole. My goal as an artist, and student, is to express myself in my truest form in hopes that another sees themselves reflected in my work. As someone who identifies as a Queer Samoan-American, my work often pursues ideas of diaspora, the contrast of rejection and celebration, and the honoring of those who have come before me, especially within the Pasifika community.