Tyler Glenn is a performer and activist and is best know for his role as lead singer of Neon Trees. Originally from California, Glenn then moved to Provo, Utah where he would officially start Neon Trees with bandmates Branden Campbell and Elaine Dotty. Glenn was raised in the LDS church and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ members who were mistreated or harmed by the church's practices. His 2016 album "Excommunicated" explores his experience with the LDS church and his eventual resignation of membership. HRC thanks Tyler Glenn for being an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and standing up to harmful policies in any institution - we are thrilled to honor him with the Visibility Awardee at this year's Utah Dinner!
HRC is thrilled to recognize Dr. Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen with our Impact Award at the 2023 Utah Dinner! Dr. Tensmeyer Hansen is the clinical director and founder of Flourish Therapy, Inc., (Flourish), a behavioral health clinic that meets the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Flourish provided over 3000 free sessions of therapy in 2022. Flourish works with the OUT Foundation at BYU to offer free mental health therapy to BYU students. In 2016, she was invited to be a continuing participant in the Reconciliation and Growth Project, a dialogue group of conservative and liberal therapists and academics forging ideas to bridge divides and educate in various forums in the LGBTQ+ therapeutic community. In 2018, Dr. Hansen won the Outstanding Counseling Supervisor of the Year award from the University of Utah, and in 2019, she was awarded Ally of the Year award from the LGBTQ+ organization, Affirmation International. Lisa spent the 2023 legislative session at Capitol Hill advocating with evidence-based research for the ban of conversion therapy as well as the importance of medical access to gender-affirming care for minors.
Stonewall Sports has been bringing together the LGBTQ+ community through their inclusive sports league since 2018. They envision a world where every person feels comfortable and included in organized sports and have built their organization around inclusive, low cost, high fun! HRC is honored to award Stonewall Sports with the Community Award at the 2023 Utah Dinner!
HRC Utah is thrilled to have a special performance by legendary Grammy & Tony winning singer and Broadway star, Jennifer Holliday!