Sens. Jim Dabakis and Steve Urquhart are hosting a conversation between Utah leaders and members of the LGBT community on Wednesday evening.
Dabakis says the forum is an opportunity to open a dialogue that didn't exist before.
"Many of our legislators have never met a transgender person. They have simply not talked to gay couples with children before," said Dabakis. "It's a different world for them, and it gives them an opportunity to see the world from a little bit different angle."
Dabakis says Lt. Governor Stuart Cox and Senate President Wayne Niederhauser will be in attendance.
The forum will be held Wednesday evening at 6 pm in room 210 of the Senate Building at the State Capitol.