by Troy Williams
Owen Smith is the manager of community programs with Equality Utah. He is a Wisconsin native whose earliest memories include marching with his mother on a labor picket line. He took from his parents a determination to work for a more just world. Today, he is working with Equality Utah to pass SB100, a bill designed to protect LGBT Utahns from discrimination in both housing and the workplace. As a transgender man living in Utah, Owen has first hand experience with the bitter realities of discrimination.