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May 31, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – Capital City Pride (CCP) will kick off its 40th Pride Fest on June 7-10. As Iowa’s largest LGBTQ event, Pride Fest brings together the Des Moines community, LGBTQ people, and allies to show unity and celebrate equality. 

“For the last 40 years...

April 18, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – On April 19 Capital City Pride will continue its 2018 Speaker Series with Michael LaRosa, Communications Director for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee under the leadership of Democratic Ranking Member, Maria Cantwell (D-WA). LaRosa has...

April 4, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – On Monday, April 16 Capital City Pride in cooperation with Athene USA, will unveil True Stories, True Selves: A Night of First-Person Stories from Des Moines’ LGBTQ Community and Their Allies. This special event is centered around everyday people telli...

March 14, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – On March 22 Capital City Pride will continue its 2018 Speaker Series with Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Lovitz has been a leading advocate for LGBTQ economic empowerment and the vital role businesses p...

February 24, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – On Friday, February 23rd, Capital City Pride recognized six individuals and five organizations for their support and encouragement of the local LGBTQ community at the inaugural Pride Gala and Awards Ceremony. Hosted by Des Moines Public Schools Superin...

February 14, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Capital City Pride welcomes leading expert in gender and sexuality, Jean Malpas, as the keynote speaker for the upcoming 2018 Pride Gala & Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 23, 2018. This inaugural event will honor and celebrate outstanding individ...

January 10, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – As a way to celebrate and honor outstanding individuals and organizations throughout the Des Moines area LGBTQ community, Capital City Pride is hosting its first annual Pride Gala and Awards Ceremony. The event will not only recognize those who empow...

December 27, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa – As a way to educate and celebrate the diverse LGBT culture, Capital City Pride has started its first Speaker Series.  The series will welcome six speakers over six months to the Des Moines metro to share their experience as members of the LGBT commun...

October 2, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa – Join Capital City Pride on Sunday, October 2nd for its
first Sunday Tea Dance from 2-6 p.m. at The Garden. Titled Mandate, this
Sunday Tea Dance hopes to revive a lost tradition that served as a pivotal
activity for gay culture dating all the way bac...

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