Happy Pride Weekend!

TEA of Utah is so excited to be joining you at the Utah Pride Festival. You can find us on the Northwest Loop, booth #17 by the Pet Zone. Come by, grab a trans tattoo and show your trans pride. Don’t forget to buy your raffle ticket to win a wonderful party pack of items from The Queen’s Tea, Laziz and TEA of Utah.

Remember, be safe, wear sunscreen, and have a blast!

New Community Outreach Coordinator

It is with great pleasure that we announce Kyle Aaron Reese as our new Community Outreach Coordinator, beginning June 1, 2014.

He brings with him vast amounts of exposure to many LGBTQ organizations and community service is in his blood. He is currently serving as crown prince 39 for the Royal Court of the Golden Spike Empire and is a friend to many other organizations.

Join us in welcoming Kyle to TEA! This is only just the beginning of a long and happy friendship!

Give OUT Day

It’s almost here – your opportunity to give back to the grassroots leaders in equality and inclusion. May 15th is Give OUT Day, and we #GotchaCovered.

Give OUT Day is Thursday May 15, 2014 and we’ve #GotchaCovered in Utah!

By covered, we mean we’ve formed a diverse coalition of small, grassroots LGBTQ organizations, because together we are stronger and can better serve YOU, our community.

Our coalition with its many collective years of service humbly ask you to donate to each of these great organizations on this day of giving: Transgender Education Advocates – TEA of Utah, Plan-B Theatre, Pflag Slc, Restore Our Humanity and OUTreach Resource Centers.

We have teamed up, so your donation will have the greatest impact for our entire community. Consider if you gave just $10 to each of these five diverse groups…that’s only $50, but will provide invaluable support for each non-profit organization of our coalition. Your contribution really helps these smaller organizations striving to create real and lasting change in the LGBTQ performing arts, family preservation & education, trans* support, marriage equality and at-risk youth.

Your donation stays local, assists vital grassroots efforts and sustains a wide community in great need! A community of love, trust, cooperation and giving will never be bankrupt. So thank you for your consideration and know that as you support us, we’ve #GotchaCovered!


Just click on the individual links below (apologies – the donations have to be made separately but once you’re inside the system you can navigate from cause to cause pretty easily) – and you can even schedule your gift in advance!






Welcome Erin!

TEA of Utah is excited to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Erin Bain. We look forward to working with Erin in the coming year and hope to highlight his passion and perspective to round out the transgender voices on our board.


Welcome Erin!

2nd Annual LGBTQ Job Fair

Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah
in conjunction with Equality Utah and the Utah Pride Center
is happy to present the Second Annual


 Thursday, April 3, 2014 

Salt Lake County Government Building
North Building
Main Floor Atrium
Salt Lake City

 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Featuring Diversity-Oriented Companies looking for employees
just like you!

Join us for the 2nd Annual LGBTQ Job Fair! Many GREAT businesses will be there.  Spruce up your resume, come by on your lunch hour or in between classes.

SHARE THIS EVENT with your friends. EVERYONE is welcome to apply for jobs with Open and Diverse employers!


Open to the Public – Free Event

Save the Date

It’s time for a NEW CAREER!

Transgender Education Advocates – TEA of Utah is happy to announce the SPRING INTO YOUR CAREER LGBTQ Job Fair on Thursday, April 3, 2014. We are securing the venue, and the employers are getting ready for the incredible wealth of applicants.

DO YOU have an LGBTQ affirming employer who would like to participate? Have them email us at Connie@teaofutah.org.

Get Ready to Work for an Employer who Values YOU!

(While this job fair is geared toward LGBTQ affirming employers, you do not need to be LGBTQ to attend – it is open to all! Feel free to share with your friends, family and Facebook network!)

Reinventing Dayne

Our own Dayne Law was featured on KRCL as a person of reinvention. Great spot, Dayne!

Most people have some experience with reinvention.  Many people have left their religion of birth or jumped into new careers. But how do you navigate the reinvention of your gender? Dayne Law works with Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah.  He shares his own intimate journey of self-discovery, which included detachment from the labels, boxes and categories assigned to him at birth.  Contact Dayne at: Dayne@teaofutah.org


Listen Here


TEA of Utah is excited to announce… we are GROWING! TEA is accepting applications for staff and Board positions.

Deadline for applicants is February 28, 2014.


Beautiful TDOR Tribute from Reelboy Productions

Thank you, Jonathan at Reelboy Productions, for this gorgeous tribute to Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013.

If you have never been to TDOR, this video is meant for you to understand part of the work TEA of Utah does – education and advocacy for the trans* community.

Please watch.

 TDOR 2013



Our Deepest Condolences

Magdalene “Dalene” Bavelas

Our Board Vice President Alex Miller recently lost his dear mother Magdalene “Dalene” Bavelas to complications of COPD. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn with him at this time of profound loss.

In tribute of her life of giving, the family has requested donations in lieu of flowers for TEA of Utah. We are humbled at this incredible gesture and intend to honor her memory with the work we do.

Feel free to use the link below to complete an honorarium for Dalene with our deepest gratitude and acknowledgement of a life well lived in service of others.

May Her Memory Be Eternal.


PayPal email address: teaofutah@gmail.com