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History of Drag in Utah, 1871–present

Drag was a large part of Utah’s entertainment history, from a drag show that traveled to small Utah towns in 1928 to Brigham Young’s 17th son singing live Italian opera in full drag at ward houses up and down the Wasatch Front, and for the last birthday celebration of LDS Church president Lorenzo Snow.

As part of a kick-off to Pride Month, QSaltLake Magazine is sponsoring Connell O’Donovan, speaking on Zion’s Follies: A History of Drag in Utah at the Marmalade Branch Library, 280 W. 500 North on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. O’Donovan will go into the drag scene in Utah from 1871 to the present.

This presentation was made before the National Council for Public History convention last month at the Salt Palace. This is his first public showing.

The event is free to the public, and no tickets are required. More info at bit.ly/utahdraghistory

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