Southern Utah University Pride Alliance Film Festival

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We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the B.W. Bastian Foundation for awarding SUU LGBTQIA+ Pride Alliance a principle of equality grant in support of programs, advocacy and capacity building. SUU Pride Alliance hosts its annual film festival each spring. Southern Utah University Pride Alliance is honored to partner with the B.W. Bastian Foundation!

2024 Film Festival

Both films are free, available to the SUU Community and will be followed by facilitated audience talkbacks. Full event details can be found on the calendar event.

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P.S. Burn This Letter Please

Wednesday, April 3rd, 7pm at the Student Center Theater (ST 161)

2020, Directed by Michael Seligman & Jennifer Tiexiera, Documentary Unrated, Runtime 1 hour, 46 Minutes

Keynote Speaker: Drag Performer & Activist Tara Lipsyncki to follow film screening

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Thursday, April 4th, 6pm at the Student Center Theater (ST 161)

2021, Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Rated PG-13, Runtime 1 hour, 29 Minutes

Joint Speakers: Dr. Michael Kagan & Prof. Alissa Cooley Yonesawa to follow film screening

Tara Lipsyncki Biography

Drag Queen Tara Lipsyncki

Tara Lipsyncki (They/Them) is above all else, a proud transgender activist. With hundreds of published interviews and panel discussions on the topics of drag history, anti-trans legislation, First Amendment rights, body autonomy rights of minors and women, book banning and censorship, and more, Tara has been on the frontline of queer advocacy for over a decade. Since relocating back to Salt Lake City, UT from San Francisco, CA in 2019, Tara has worked tirelessly to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront in the queer nightlife and entertainment communities. From being part of ARTEL talent in 2020, the first exclusively Poe and Trans owned and operated collective of queer artists in Utah history, to recently being the founding President of the non-profit The United Drag Alliance, a 501c3 organization with the mission to provide financial assistance for housing, health, and education to struggling members of the LGBTQIA+ community through the art of drag, in 2023. Coming from an extensive professional performance background, including skating professionally on Disney on Ice, Tara also has received professional recognitions including a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate for Drag Queens on Ice in 2018, Miss Golden Gate 2019, Miss Gay Pride 2021, and Miss Gay USofA Newcomer West Coast 2021. Tara is a published author, releasing their children's book Letter From The Queen last year and is also the proud owner of Mosaics: Community Bookstore & Venue in Provo, UT, which is the first Drag Artist owned bookstore in America.