Capital City Pride 2023 Gala

Capital City Pride 2023 Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 4 2023 @ The River Center
Downtown Des Moines

Join us for a Roaring 20’s inspired evening of food, entertainment, and music at Capital City Pride’s 2023 Gala & Awards Ceremony.  An elegant dinner combined with an evening of glitz and glamour culminates in an unforgettable celebration for those who help strengthen & promote the Iowa LGBTQ+ community.  Put on the Ritz and come dressed in your favorite Gatsby-Roaring 20’s attire.

Ticket sales close on February 20th.

Award Nominations

Nominations are now closed.

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 submited no later than January 24, 2023.

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.

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.

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.

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