PRIDE SPEAKER SERIES
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
PRIDE BOOK CLUB
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.
2021 PRIDE FEST WEEKEND
June 11-13, 2021
With more than 30,000 in attendance in 2019, our Pride Fest Street Festival was our biggest yet! This year, we plan to make it even larger with headliner performances, a Pet Parade, Pride Fun Run, DJ Dance Party, Silent Disco, Health and Wellness Area, Family and Kid Zone with so much more!