Lake Effect | It’s an Outrage! 


nA Dec. 9 Doug Robinson piece in the Deseret News tells the story of how a group of teenagers, working together, were able to create change in their Utah County community.
n

The group got the Utah County Board of Health to ban smoking from all county parks, starting next month.

n

It’s an inspiring story of community activism—that is, if you’re not a smoker. And the teens came up with a catchy name for their group, too: Outrage.

n

What the story neglected to mention is that OutRage! is actually the name of a 1990s British gay-rights activist organization which, among other things, staged a kiss-in in Picadilly Circus, and advocated the “outing” of political and celebrity hypocrites.

n

Good to hear that the spirit of militant activism is alive and well in Utah County.

Pin It
Favorite

More by Brandon Burt

Latest in News

  • Smoke Signals

    Amid allegation of questionable bonuses, UFA Deputy Chief steps down.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • A Voice for Victims

    Former state prosecutor spies potential changes in the criminal justice system.
    • Jul 20, 2016
  • Lands of Luxury

    Utahns pay for lawyers to fly first-class and hole-up in the Alta Club.
    • Jul 13, 2016
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Wild and Dead

    Cause of burro deaths a mystery for BLM.
    • Jun 22, 2016
  • Ghost Bridge

    Increased interest in Utah wilderness may threaten a historic landmark
    • Apr 15, 2015

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation