Sorry we are a bit late in posting this. Somebody named Trump seems to be sucking all the attention these days.
June is LGBTQ Pride month. This month of celebration, visibility, and community commemorates the Stonewall Riots. On June 27, 1969, LGBTQ people (led by transgender women of color) fought back against police brutality and intimidation at the Stonewall Inn bar, igniting the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States. A year later, the first ‘gay pride’ events were held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Iowa celebrates this month with parades in various cities around the state. This weekend there is a parade in Des Moines and a parade and other festivities in Dubuque.
We apologize to Sioux City and Mason City for missing their festivities from last weekend. Here is a list of the upcoming parades and festivities around Iowa:
Transcend North Iowa – Support Meeting
Saturday, June 10, 5-7 p.m.
First Congregational UCC; 100 1st St NE, Mason City, IA 50401
Transcend North Iowa support group meeting for all transgender, non-binary, gender nonconforming, or questioning individuals. Allies are also welcome. Open to all ages! Transcend North Iowa leaders have completed One Iowa’s Safe Zone training and are Safe Zone-designated.
Divas After Dark Pride Drag Show
Saturday, June 10
920 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Capital City Pride
East Village; Des Moines, IA
Pride Picnic at Flora Park
Sunday, June 11, 1-6 p.m.
2605 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
Facing Fear Viewing and Discussion
Wednesday, June 14, 6 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church; 4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
Hosted by Westminster’s Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group. Walking tacos will be served, followed by the 24-minute Academy Award nominated documentary Facing Fear and discussion.
Iowa City Pride
Saturday, June 17
Corner of Linn St. and Washington St.; Iowa City, IA
Heartland Pride Parade – Council Bluffs
Saturday, June 17
Council Bluffs, IA
Saturday, July 8
NewBo City Market; 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Cedar Valley PrideFest http://www.cedarvalleypride.com/
Saturday, August 26
Downtown Waterloo, IA
Quad Cities Fall Pride
LeClaire Park; 400 West Beiderbecke Dr, Davenport, IA 52802
Ames Pridefest web page link broken
Saturday, October 14, 12-6 p.m.
Bandshell Park; Duff Ave & 6th St, Ames, IA 50010
Remember to celebrate in peace!