Capital City Pride Gala and Awards Ceremony to return in 2022
Capital City Pride announced that it will bring back its annual Pride Gala and Awards Ceremony on March 5, 2022. The event returns after taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news release, the event, scheduled to be held at the River Center in Des Moines, will be Studio 54-themed and those who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite disco-era fashions and dance the night away. It will start with a social hour at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and awards and entertainment to follow. Tickets for the gala and awards ceremony are now available. Table and seat selection must be done on a laptop or desktop computer. All proceeds will benefit programs for the LGBTQ+ community in the Des Moines area. Three individuals and one business organization will be recognized during the event. Two persons of the year will be honored, along with a Pride Ally of the Year, and a Pride Company of the Year.