We provide education to the general public, law enforcement, governmental bodies and employers about the transgender community.
School, businesses and employers are the first line of education for TEA of Utah. Safe schools and work environments are paramount to a healthy life for transgender individuals.
TEA of Utah provides services free of charge – supported by donations from the public. We need those services to be free for those who could not otherwise afford them so the message of inclusion isn’t hampered by money.
That’s where you come in. Any level of help is more than welcome, as it all provides the foundation of education in Utah.
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DigniTEA Foundation and TEA of Utah have combined forces to help the homeless youth in Salt Lake and Ogden. You can sponsor a homeless youth “Love Bag” for only $48.00. Your donation is tax deductible and creates comfort for those youth who are living on the streets or who have limited housing, moving from couch to couch.
These bags will be distributed at the Utah Pride Center during their Saturday “Come in from the Cold” breakfasts for homeless youth as well as through Ogden LGBTQ organizations. This is the second year TEA of Utah has distributed Love Bags, and they really make a difference to a youth without a permanent home.
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Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah will be commemorating the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance with a silent vigil in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on November 20, 2014. The vigil and bell ringing, marking each of the names of the transgender individuals who have lost their lives to violence, neglect and suicide, will begin at 12:00 noon.
“It’s important to bring this event to the very people whose power can evoke change,” said TEA of Utah Executive Director Connie Anast-Inman. “This is a time where, in silence, we come to honor their lives and bring the issue of transgender violence to the people of Utah. As a state, we must publicly condemn the violence and work toward better and deeper understanding of transgender issues in Utah.”
While Utah has lost at least one transgender resident to suicide, the numbers of transgender assaults have risen to over 25. “It’s impossible to know the true numbers,” remarks Anast-Inman. “So many of our trans* brothers and sisters don’t report their assaults. Many of them are undocumented, or sex workers, or have a real distrust of the police. Sometimes, it’s a combination of all three of these circumstances. Sadly, a significant number of the assaults simply aren’t counted. We strive to give a voice to those who feel voiceless.”www.tdor.info
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 Connie@TEAofUtah.org.
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
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 Connie@TEAofUtah.org 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.
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 email@example.com or on Facebook no later than FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014.
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.
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!