2019 Pride Fest - Pride Parade
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About the Event
As a celebration of community and culture, Capital City Pride’s annual Pride Parade is an important occasion for the Des Moines community, LGBTQ people, and allies to come together to show unity. On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the PrideParade will continue its iconic route from the Statehouse and travel west on Grand Avenue.
This parade is about being proud of who you are and provides the opportunity to honor the origins of the LGBTQ rights movement. The parade is a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards LGBTQ people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate diversity and gender variance.