Capital City Pride 2022 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony

Saturday, March 5, 2022 @ The River Center

Downtown Des Moines

Award Nominations

These awards honor people and organizations that have demonstrated leadership by visibly contributing through volunteering, donating, and helping to create a strong and cohesive LGBTQ+ community in the Des Moines metro and/or company diversity and inclusion.


Submitting a nomination is a great way to recognize specific Des Moines LGBTQ+ leaders, outstanding company diversity and inclusion programs and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community. All nominees should be summited no later than February 6th, 2022.


Pride Person(s) of the Year:

This award honors two outstanding representatives of the Des Moines Metro LGBTQ+ community. The award is based on service to the community, participation in LGBTQ+ organizations, volunteering, fundraising, etc. in the past year. Click the following to

Nominate Individual and/or Nominate Yourself.


Company of the Year:

This award honors the outstanding Des Moines Metro company. The award is based on the company’s LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion policy, education and advocacy, community, and participation with LGBTQ+ organizations, service, and sponsorship. To submit a nomination, click here


Ally of the Year:

This award honors the most effective Individual ally of LGBTQ+ community over the past year. The award is based on LGBTQ+ community support, participation, service, and sponsorship. Click the following to Nominate Individual and/or Nominate Yourself.