June is Pride Month across the globe. The City will be celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with events and more throughout the month.
The annual Pride parade and festival, organized by the local nonprofit Iowa City Pride, will be hosted Oct. 1 and 2, 2021. This is traditionally a June event, but was delayed due to the pandemic. For more information on Iowa City Pride, visit their website.
Throughout the month of June, the Pride Flag will be flying above City Hall and City Park Pool. Banners celebrating Pride will also be seen in Downtown Iowa City, and lighting on the Pedestrian Mall stage and Public Works building will be set to Pride colors.
The City began offering free Pride signs last month, and will make more available once they are ready. A news release will be issued when the new signs have arrived at City Hall. Please remember that City Hall is still closed for in-person services, but the front lobby will be open, and masking is required.
The Iowa City Public Library and the City's Office of Equity and Human Rights will be hosting Pride-themed events, including craft projects for kids and teens, as well as a virtual screening and discussion of the documentary "Stonewall Forever." Those interested can register for the screening through Zoom.
For a list of Pride events, both City-sponsored and others throughout the community, visit icgov.org/Pride2021. If you have Pride events or resources you would like to see added to the webpage, email information to HumanRights@iowa-city.org and your contribution will be considered.