Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah, as well as the seat of Salt Lake County, the most populous county in Utah. Salt Lake City is a popular tourist destination primarily known for skiing and outdoor recreation. While Salt Lake City has long been known for being the religious center of the Mormons (Latter Day Saints), and many of the city's top attractions do focus on this aspect, hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 2002 added a new dynamic and put the city on the map for international travelers. It is increasingly known for its politically liberal and diverse culture, which stands at contrast with the rest of the state's conservative leanings. It is also home to a significant LGBT community and hosts the annual Utah Pride Festival.