Gatehouse no.1 Gives Back

We want to introduce you to a place that we love. Encircle LGBTQ+ Family and Youth Resource Center is a safety-net of support and a refuge for families seeking to practice unconditional love.

Please join us on Tuesday, July 18th for a special night benefitting Encircle. The evening will include music and story telling from some of the LGBTQ youth at Encircle . Following some drinks and food provided by GURU's we will enjoy a performance by Mindy Gledhill. Plan for a relaxing casual night followed by desserts. 

Seating for this event is limited to the first 150 reservations. We suggest a donation of $100 per guest.

We hope you will join us for a fun evening supporting a valuable cause!

Doug & Stephanie Holdaway

Owners of Gatehouse no.1


Dress is Business Casual. 

GateHouse Gives Back

Please join us on Tuesday, July 18th from 7PM-9:45PM at GateHouse in Orem for a special night benefitting Encircle. 

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The Location

Gatehouse No. 1
672 State St
Orem UT 84058

Tuesday, July 18th from 7:00PM-9:45PM


Can't come? A donation to Encircle can be made below.


Our Featured Guests


Mindy Gledhill - Pop ArtisT

Mindy Gledhill’s musical journey has led her all over the map— from recording a wildly successful independent album in Los Angeles with Juno-nominated producer Stuart Brawley (Lenka, Emmy Rossum) to creating her latest solo record in the creative epicenter of East Nashville with acclaimed producer Cason Cooley (Sixpence None the Richer, Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones). Sparks flew when she was featured on a Grammy-nominated album (Kaskade’s Fire & Ice), and when her songs debuted on primetime TV (So You Think You Can Dance, Bones, 20/20 The Good Wife), and in commercials (LG Phones, Fruit of the Loom’s Olympic ad campaign 2012 and State Farm Insurance's Super Bowl Campaign 2014). Her most recent creative endeavor has been the release of an electronic project called Hive Riot, which was launched as a platform to raise awareness and funds for LGBTQIA rights. Coincidentally, Hive Riot won "Best Pop Album" at the Independent Music Awards in 2016.

Stephenie Larsen - Encircle Executive Director

Stephenie and her husband, Mitch, love Utah County and have chosen to raise their six children here. She received a law degree from J. Reuben Clark Law School. She is a member of the Utah State Bar. While living in Washington, D.C. Stephenie was an attorney for abused and neglected inner-city children. She worked on Capitol Hill for both the House Committee for Children, Youth & Family and Utah Congressman Bill Orton. In Washington, D.C, she also worked for the lobbying firm MacAndrew and Forbes. Stephenie combines these years of experience advocating for youth with her passion for supporting LGBTQ+ individuals.  She believes that all young people are deserving of love and acceptance and is committed to making Encircle a safe place for all who enter.



C. Jane Kendrick - EMCEE

C. Jane Kendrick is a writer, blogger, columnist, speaker and community activist. For twelve years she has cultivated her award-winning blog where she writes about life, religion, birthing, wifehood, motherhood, womanhood, body acceptance, her love of community and all the spaces in between. As a lifetime Provoan, she co-founded, produces and hosts Provo's most exciting cultural event, The Rooftop Concert Series. She's a former columnist for the Deseret News, and has recently been featured on NY Magazine's The Cut and Scott's Simon's Weekend Edition on NPR. Currently she is the Community Outreach Advisor for the Provo City Mayor's Office. She lives in Provo's Tree Street community with her husband Christopher and four children.

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Located in the heart of downtown Provo (45 East Center Street Provo, Utah 84606). Join us each week for a set of live music performed by some of Utah’s most talented songwriters in the warmth of the Cafe… the music is FREE, the setting is intimate. 



Gatehouse No.1 is a custom furniture store and professional interior design firm located in downtown Orem, Utah. We have established a reputation for interior design in Utah by offering innovative, high-quality home décor and furnishings that represent an exceptional value. Our extensive selection combines function, style, and fun, and includes furniture, accessories, seasonal accents, and more.


Benefit Schedule


7pm Drinks, APPETIZERS & Cash GAME

Guests will have exclusive access to an amazing auction piece provided by GateHouse. We will also play a round of a simple game involving cash and lots of laughs. Bring some small bills! 

Appetizers will be provided by Gurus Cafe. 

7:45-8:45 Program

Mindy Gledhill of Hive Riot will provide acoustic musical entertainment.

Stephenie Larsen, Executive Director of Encircle, will present some LGBTQ individuals from the local center who have found opportunities to rise. Discover the principles and values they live by and what has helped create their successes.  

8:45pm-9:30 Live Auction & Dessert

All funds generated from the evening will go to Encircle. Feel free to stay and mingle. 

We Need Encircle 

When loved ones come out to their families, too often they feel forced to seek answers alone. The Encircle: Family and Youth Resource Center will enable families to do what they do best — support one another through challenging times. 

Here, families will discover reliable information and referrals based on nationally recognized best practices. All materials are tailored to meet the specific needs of our predominantly, but not exclusively, Mormon community. 

The majority of LGBTQ youth, adults, and family members experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and family alienation. The latest research overwhelmingly reveals that the more love and acceptance sexual and gender minority youth are given, the more likely they are to succeed in life. And the most significant source of that love and acceptance is the family. 


Meaningful Design

Jared Connors, architectural designer, explains the history of the Encircle Home. Encircle is Provo's first LGBTQ Family & Youth Resource Center. 


Our Location

91 W 200 S
Provo UT 84601

Encircle: LGBT Family & Youth Resource Center

Encircle: LGBT Family & Youth Resource Center

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