March 7, 2020

The River Center 
6 p.m. social hour with cash bar 
7 p.m. dinner / ceremony / entertainment

2020 Pride Gala Video and Highlights


STRIKE A POSE at Capital City Pride’s 2020 Gala & Awards Ceremony. This event will be a Vogue inspired evening of food, entertainment, music and fun for all. An exquisite dinner in combination with an itinerary of entertainment will culminate the evening into an unforgettable celebration for those who help strengthen and promote the Iowa LGBTQ+ community. Come dressed in your best Vogue fashion or Pose inspired attire.


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.

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. To submit a nomination, click here

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. To submit a nomination, click here

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.To submit a nomination, click here

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