Hundreds of Utah’s LGBTQ youth to gather at statewide summit

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Hundreds of Utah LGBTQ students are scheduled to meet up for a statewide summit in Orem next month to find solidarity and discuss issues like bullying and educational and career advancement.

The event, called Ignite, aims to bring together LGBTQ teens from Utah’s rural and urban areas and those involved in gay-straight alliance organizations.

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Iran Official: Gay Utah senator watched during recent trip

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s intelligence minister is defending his agents’ handling of a visit by a gay Utah state senator after hard-liners alleged it represented a security breach.

Mahmoud Alavi made the comments on Oct. 25 in an open session of Iran’s parliament.

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Iran: Openly gay Utah state senator didn’t mention job when visiting

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry says a Utah state senator who traveled to Iran in May did not clarify his job as senator in his visa application.

Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi told reporters Sept. 26 that a visit by Sen. Jim Dabakis was technically legal, but that he did not make his government position clear in his application and never met with any Iranian officials.

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