2023 Pride Gala & Awards Ceremony 

March 4 2023

Gatsby: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" 

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.




Most of us have little trouble recalling someone we admire and acknowledge as an influence on the person we are today. They encourage us to achieve, to reach our full potential, and to be confident in our abilities in those distinguished moments in our lives where growth was possible and achievable. They inspire us; they’re our role models.

In 2019, the Capital City Pride Speaker Series welcomed six speakers to the Des Moines metro to share their experiences, challenges, role models, and paths to success as members of the LGBTQ+ community. These speakers each represented different backgrounds, professions, and walks of life



Capital City Pride Book Club provides a safe space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to read and discuss LGBTQ+ literature: stories that are not only for us but that are often by us as a community. It is through these stories that we can get a better idea of our rich history. It is through our diverse opinions, individual insights, and interactions with one another that we, as a group, can gain a better understanding of our present and future community.

Each month, after our current month’s book discussion, the group nominates the next book for the group to read. All sponsorship donations are used to buy copies of books for participants. After reading, the books will be donated to the Pride Center Library for community use.