WHO WE ARE

Capital City Pride is a 501(c)(3) organization that brings together the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer community along with their friends, allies, and supporters. We do this by producing events that inspire, educate, commemorate, and celebrate our diverse community and culture with and for the greater Des Moines metro.

Our vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of LGBTQ+ people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails, and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected.

OUR MISSION

Capital City Pride brings together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, their friends, allies, and supporters. We do this by producing events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate our diverse community and culture with and for the greater Des Moines Metro.

WHAT WE DO

Best known for the annual Pride Fest weekend celebration, Capital City Pride has expanded its programs and events throughout the year to embrace every aspect of our community. Capital City Pride does philanthropic work throughout the year to support children, the homeless, veterans, parks, and many organizations throughout Iowa.