Round three of Pride yard signs are now available for pickup at City Hall. June is Pride Month, so the City’s Office of Equity and Human Rights is offering the free signs to Iowa City residents. Demand has been so high, that the City has run out of signs twice. This final order of signs will only be available while supplies last.
The reusable sign is waterproof, making it perfect for any home or business outdoor space. Display your Iowa City Pride by simply inserting the included H stake into the plastic yard sign and then into the lawn to get the message across.
Picking Up A Yard Sign
Although City Hall is still closed for regular business, signs can be picked up at the information desk of City Hall, 410 E. Washington St., during regular business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We ask that you please wear a mask when entering the building.
Because of the limited number of signs available, we ask that you take only one sign per household.
Be sure to follow these basic rules to avoid City sign ordinance violations: 1.) Signs must be on the resident's property – not within the right of way. 2.) Signs on a corner lot cannot block the vision triangle of the street.
History of Pride Celebration
The annual Pride celebration began as a collective protest advocating for the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and communities, and freedom in expressing gender identity. The national tradition of celebrating Pride in June is a tribute to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, which are remembered as the launch of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. Transgender people of color, including Marsha P. Johnson, Silvia Rivera, and Storme DeLarverie, were primary leaders in the Stonewall expression of just treatment for LGBTQ+ people, who gave their work and lives to the cause. The City of Iowa City recognizes the many LGBTQ+ lives that continue to be lost each year in pursuit of living out their authentic identities, in particular, transgender people of color.
For information about Pride events in Iowa City, visit icgov.org/Pride2021.