Category: Western Iowa

Smaller Iowa communities, Chicago hold major Pride events; RoyalTea, Pride 5k, Pride South Side also coming

In Iowa: Ankeny, Burlington, Fort Dodge, and Humboldt County are up for their big Pride celebrations.

In Illinois, the focus is on Chicago with its annual Pride Parade and Pride in the Park music festival this weekend, and Pride South Side (geared toward Black and Brown queerness) next weekend.

You can also learn about a Pride 5K walk or run, a potluck, a crafts event to honor Marsha P. Johnson, and more in this week’s peek at Pride Month, Weekend 4, throughout Illinois and Iowa.

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Western Iowa to have LGBTQ Pride events in Sioux City, Fort Dodge, Orange City and Omaha/Council Bluffs

If you live in western Iowa, you have at least four LGBTQ+ Pride events to choose from this year.

Read about plans underway for SUX Pride June 2 and 3, Fort Dodge Pride Fest coming June 24, Heartland Pride for Omaha and Council Bluffs on July 15, and Pride Orange City in October.

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Fairfield under strife // Mason City surrenders mascot // Cedar Rapids’ Basix grabs headlines // Capital City Pride kicks off // Hurst stands up for Black female candidate

Read about community strife in Fairfield; Mason City’s change of logo and mascot; Glenn Hurst’s latest push; Capital City Pride’s first Gala; and headlines for Basix and Studio 13, two LGBTQ bars in eastern Iowa. Plus more.

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Iowa City Pride, Chicago Pride Fest, Metro East Pride kick off new Pride wave under COVID’s shadow

Iowa City Pride, Chicago Pride Fest and Metro East Pride are happening this weekend. Decorah Pride is coming Oct. 8-9, then Pride Orange City Oct. 15-17. The Fox Valley area holds a Pride Halloween party Oct. 23. And southeastern Illinois joins its neighbors for the 19th Annual Pride Prom Oct. 30.

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