This is a celebration


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.

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 January 20, 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. 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. Click the following to submit a Company Nomination. 


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.