(Advent – Day 7) First Thursday Social

The First Thursday Social is a chance to enjoy a potluck dinner, play games, and meet new people. This month (December 7th) the Des Moines Pride Center will have an exciting guest speaker, Bill Brown, who will tell us about how he came to be a fabulous entertainer – Samantha Jo Blessing. He has an incredible background including his NYC Broadway experiences. Join us at the Pride center and bring a dish to share with […]

(Advent – Day 6) Transformations Iowa

Transformations is a support group for all transgender and non-binary people as well as their allies. Meetings: Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant St. Des Moines, IA, 7-9pm Every Wednesday Urbandale UCC, 3530 70th St. Urbandale, IA 1-4pm 2nd Saturday Grant Wood AEA, 4401 6th St. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 5:30pm 2nd and 4th Thursday Transformations discusses everything from individual member’s personal troubles and the obstacles facing the transgender community as a whole, to the latest movies […]

(Advent – Day 5) – Capital City Bears

Capital City Bears is a social organization created to bring together gay and bisexual people, who are either bears or bear admirers and who share common interests, for friendship and fellowship. In 2005, nine friends met at a house on Green Street in Harrisburg and formed the Capital City Bears. They wanted to create an organization where bears and bear admirers could socialize in the Harrisburg area. Over the years, the club has grown to […]

(Advent – Day 4) Meet Prairie Nyx (Board Member)

Prairie Nyx has been a board member of the Des Moines Pride Center since 2015 and served as President in 2016. Prairie spends part of her time as an advocate for LGBT issues in the corporate workplace and works to build understanding for things such as “safe bathrooms” in both offices and retail spaces. She is currently serving on the executive board of the Des Moines Pride Center as board Treasurer and as part of […]