The Person of 2010: Brandie Balken – JoSelle Vanderhooft

Every year, the messy milieu of Utah culture and politics presents us with several heroes and villains who challenge the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community to be strong, cohesive and vocal about their rights. Rarely, however, has QSaltLake seen such a dynamic year as 2010, and never have there been so many possibilities to choose from when naming ‘Person of the Year.’ So, after receiving dozens of suggestions and scores of Facebook comments on Q’s nomination post, it became necessary to also name several honorable mentions and other persons of notability.