This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Twenty-one years ago, Equality Utah hit the scene with the goal to build bridges and find common ground on LGBTQ issues. Executive Director Troy Williams tells us more.


Utah is number one in the nation when it comes to marriage – nearly 93% of straight couples living together here are married. Family and kindness are values that are deeply instilled in our state’s culture. Utah also has a sizeable gay population. In fact, a recent Gallup Survey revealed that Salt Lake City is the 7th Gayest City in America. To ensure a high quality of life for all, it’s imperative that we bridge any social divisions.

We are all Utahns. And learning to live together is something that Utah does particularly well. If we can accommodate each other, regardless of our backgrounds, we’ll build stronger communities.

At Equality Utah, we work with businesses to help leaders unite people from diverse backgrounds. Inclusion means everyone – gay, straight, the faithful, the atheist, black and white, and everyone in between. Learn how we help companies through our Business Equality Leader program by visiting our website:


In 2015, historic legislation crafted by Equality Utah and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints found a path forward on complicated social issues. The Utah Compromise is now seen as a model of collaboration for tackling challenging social issues. I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.