Breakfast with Laverne Cox – SOLD OUT

Thanks to such a tremendous response, we are thrilled to announce our fundraiser with Laverne Cox is SOLD OUT!

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please email


Breakfast with Laverne Cox

TEA of Utah, in conjunction with our generous sponsor, Equality Utah, is excited to announce an amazing event for the community:

Breakfast with Laverne Cox

Hotel Monaco
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:45 am – 9:00 am


 Tickets:    $40 per person*
$60 per couple

This intimate event will sell out fast – purchase your tickets today!

*a limited number of low and no-cost tickets are available. Please email for consideration.

Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, playing the groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Time Magazine named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013.



Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah in conjunction with Equality Utah, Salt Lake County Office of Diversity, QSaltLake and the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is happy to present

LGBT Job Fair
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Salt Lake County Building
North Atrium
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Open to the Public. The employers featured at this job fair are LGBTQ open and affirming employers who are looking for bright, enthusiastic employees to fill vacant positions. Come with your resume, ready to spot interview!

 If you are an employer who wishes to table, please email

TEA of Utah BBQ in the park

When: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Hunter Park   3600 South 6000 West, West Valley City

Please join us for an afternoon of volleyball, horse-shoes, socializing and sun, Congratulating our 2014 Person of the Year and Organization of the Year.FREE EVENT! CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!

Playground — Large plastic playset with 6 slides and 8 swings.
Restrooms — Near the pavilion/playground area
Drinking Fountain — 1 at restrooms by playground
Pets are allowed on leashes – there is no non-leash options available.

All inclusive Menu will feature Vegan, vegetarian, meat options. Vegan food from Frisch, vegetarian and omnivore fare from Einstein’s Bros. and Hummus from Laziz!

Feel free to bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Please no alcohol.

Please RSVP to or on Facebook no later than FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014.

Welcome Jeanette

TEA of Utah is excited to announce the newest addition to our Board of Directors, Jeanette Colvin. Jeanette comes to us with a wide array of skills and talents and we could not be more thrilled for her to join our Board.

Welcome, Jeanette!

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