ST. GEORGE — On May 21, the Equality Utah Celebration will return to the Dixie Center St. George for an evening of entertainment and inspiration for supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and families.
This evening event will feature the talent of Jason CoZmo, a celebrity impersonator who, Equality Utah’s news release promised, will dazzle and inspire. CoZmo has been performing for 15 years from coast to coast, with the goal of not only entertaining but also spreading a message of diversity and love. There is something for everyone in his shows.
In addition to CoZmo and his ensemble’s impersonations, song and dance, this year’s Equality Utah Celebration will feature prize drawings, a red carpet and a silent auction featuring works of prominent local artists.
Two Equality Awards will be presented at the event to people who have lifted up voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Utahns. The awards will be presented to Susan Ertel, an associate professor at Dixie State University and a proponent and ambassador of LGBTQ rights for students on campus, and Matthew Jacobson, a local journalist who shared his personal story with the St. George City Council for the proposed St. George anti-discrimination ordinance.
“I am looking forward to honoring our incredible awardees, Susan and Matthew,” event coordinator Linda Stay said. “We have an incredible and beautiful LGBTQ community in southern Utah. We must remember that the work toward full legal equality is far from over and we must stay the course! This will be a night to remember.”
Proceeds from the event fund Equality Utah’s 501(c)(3) organization, which educates and trains Utahns in all corners of the state about the political process and related LGBTQ issues.
Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and volunteer opportunities are available. Email Linda Stay at [email protected] for information.
About Equality Utah
Equality Utah is the state’s largest policy and advocacy organization working to secure equal rights and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Utahns and their families.
- What: Equality Utah Celebration featuring Jason CoZmo
- When: Saturday, May 21, from 6-9 p.m.
- Where: Dixie Center St. George, 1835 S Convention Center Drive, St George
- More information: Linda Stay 435-674-0994 or [email protected] | Equality Utah Celebration St. George Web page
Email: [email protected]