Des Moines – On Sunday, June 9, Capital City Pride (CCP) concluded its 41st Pride Fest weekend with a record 25,000-30,000 in attendance. The festival weekend included a broad range of events meant to celebrate the diversity and inclusion of the LGBTQ community and its allies. “This year’s Pride Fest was such a huge success, and we are overwhelmed at the outpouring of support for this event,” said Dan Jansen, President, Capital City Pride. "We couldn’t have done it without th
Des Moines – On June 8th, Capital City Pride (CCP) will host its 10-Years of Love Reception in celebration of the 10thanniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage with Varnum v. Brien. The event will kick off at noon at the People’s Plaza at the Capitol. "We are thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of this momentous decision by the state of Iowa to embrace and support the LGBTQ+ community in their path to reach equality,"
This free event is sponsored by Athene and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines Des Moines – On Wednesday, June 5thCapital City Pride (CCP) in cooperation with Athene USA and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines will host Storytellers: True Stories, True Selves. This special event is centered around everyday people telling true stories about who they are, what they do, and why it matters. “We’re excited to partner with Athene USA and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines
Des Moines – As the 2020 election quickly approaches, Capital City Pride (CCP) will hold its Meet the Candidates Forum on June 8th. This event will feature eight presidential candidates as part of CCP’s 2019 Pride Fest Celebration. "With the 2020 election on the horizon, we want our community to be well informed on the issues and policies that are most important to them," said Dan Jansen, President, Capital City Pride. "Iowa has always been on the forefront of the political l
Des Moines – On Friday, June 7 Capital City Pride will kick-off the largest Pride Fest celebration in its 41-year history with a wide-range of events and activities for attendees. As part of this year’s celebration, more than 30 rainbow street flags in the East Village will greet attendees from all over the Midwest to commemorate the 50thanniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the 10thanniversary of marriage equality in Iowa. "Every year we strive to bring the LGBTQ+ commun