Pride Festival Announces Headliners, Marshal

Sandra Bernhard, Martha Wash and Sister Dottie S. Dixon will be the main attractions at this year’s Utah Pride Festival, the Utah Pride Center announced April 12.

A stand up comedian, actress, singer and author, Bernhard has appeared on several Pride Festival stages. She will perform at Washington Square on the evening of June 5.

R&B singer/songwriter Martha Wash is a former member of The Weather Girls known and beloved among the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community for her hits “It’s Rainin’ Men” and “I’m Still Standin’.” She will perform on the afternoon of June 6 at Washington Square.

Sister Dottie is the star of a KRCL radio program and one-person play bearing her name, and a regular presence at many events held by Utah’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. The LDS mother of a gay son known for her outspoken opinions on everything from church politics to the goings-on in her Spanish Fork Ward, she is portrayed by actor Charles Lynn Frost.

The Utah Pride Festival will be held June 4–6.

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