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Elevate is a speaking series in which Encircle invites successful, thriving, inspirational LGBTQ+ individuals with diverse backgrounds and life journeys from the community to come and share their story. We ask speakers to share the lows and the highs--how they rose from the lows to become the happy and healthy people that they are today

Everyone is welcome.

This month, we’re excited to be joined by Alec Fowler and Blake McDougal!

Alec and Blake both grew up in Utah in active LDS households. Blake was an all-star swimmer in High School and Alec did Student Government. Both of them in there teenage years realized that they had an attraction to boys, but were caught in this period of confusion of what was right and what was wrong. Eventually they both decided that in order to be truly happy they needed to travel the path of dating men. Tinder was the trick to allow Alec and Blake to find each other, they are engaged to be married in June of 2019. When they aren’t traveling they spend time outdoors with their two dogs Winston and Ollie.

“We didn’t change, we just found ourselves.”

Learn more about ELEVATE:

Earlier Event: January 7
Wavelength Friendship Circle
Later Event: January 8