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Three gay men have reported being beaten and called anti-gay slurs in the last two weeks, including Dane Hall in Salt Lake City. These are among community events that have been planned in response to those attacks:

Vigil • City of Hope Salt Lake will lead a fireside vigil and a glow-light march to raise awareness of and condemn violence against LGBT people. Dane Hall will speak and Salt Lake City Police will address safety concerns and how to report tips on Friday, Sept. 9, 8-10 p.m., at Liberty Park, corner near 900 South and 700 East, Salt Lake City. For more information, email

Panel discussion • The Women's Democratic Club of Utah will host a panel with leaders of Equality Utah, the Utah Pride Center and the Stonewall Democrats to discuss equality for the LGBT community on Saturday, Sept. 10, at noon, Red Lion Hotel, 161 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City. Lunch is $22. RSVP to Billie Gay Larson, 801-949-9321 or

Reward • The Q Business Alliance has created a reward fund to encourage arrests in hate-motivated crimes directed at members of the LGBT community. To donate, email or call Michael Sanders, 801-364-0664.