Decorah Pride celebrates its second year this weekend

Decorah Pride celebrates its second year this weekend

Amalia Vagts could hardly contain her joy today at the signs of Pride adorning her hometown of Decorah as it prepares for Saturday’s second annual Pride parade and festival. “We have 40 Pride flags hanging up on our main street this morning, and it’s...
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Pride season throughout Iowa, the Midwest

Pride season throughout Iowa, the Midwest

  Almost two dozen events are happening throughout Iowa and the Midwest during the upcoming Pride season. Take a look! Decorah Pride May 11, 2 p.m. to midnight, Mary Christopher Park and downtown Decorah. Find it on FB at Decorah Pride.     Kansas City PrideFest:...
Sports league seeks support

Sports league seeks support

    A sand volleyball tournament July 14, and a joint softball tournament with the Des Moines LGBTQ league in August, are the latest ventures for the Eastern Iowa Lambda Softball Association.    League founder Jose Maldonado is seeking at least 10 teams (six to seven...
Fields of Yogis expands offerings for August fest

Fields of Yogis expands offerings for August fest

Fields of Yogis is aiming to reach some key goals this coming year — all focused on making yoga more accessible to all of Iowa.     “We want to have an accepting, diverse, all-encompassing festival,” says founder Ally Thompson.     The Cedar Rapids yoga...
Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

Explore outlying Iowa’s progressive gems

This is the first in an occasional  series about progressive destinations located in outlying Iowa: shops, galleries, centers and watering holes located outside of the progressive “bubbles” of Johnson, Linn and Polk counties (Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines)....