Andrea Smardon

Mindy Relyea

Most of the time, Brian Zenger would identify himself as an MD-PhD student. But some nights, he’s simply a volunteer at the University of Utah Hospital. On these nights, when he’s called, his sole job is to spend 3 hours just being with someone while they’re dying. 

Andrea Smardon

In this program, we’re going to take you into the far corners of Utah, and pull back the curtain on those who are confronting isolation in the LGBTQ community.

The series is made possible by the LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund, the USU Center for Women and Gender, and the USU Access & Diversity Center

Andrea Smardon

Our series LGBTQ: Off The Grid, explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, a family turns a Mormon tradition on its head to create a gathering place for LGBTQ teenagers. 

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Our series "LGBTQ: Off The Grid," explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, a solitary transgender person in Brigham City finds community in a coven of witches.

Andrea Smardon

Our series "LGBTQ Off The Grid" explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, Moroni Benally struggles with a decision to leave the Navajo reservation.

Off The Grid: Waterfalls In Red Rock Country

Feb 21, 2018
Andrea Smardon

Our series LGBTQ Off The Grid, explores the far corners of Utah where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people, and those questioning their sexuality are often isolated and unseen. In this story, Randy Thomson, a formerly homeless man, is trying to help young people in southern Utah.