Mission and History

Our mission at Iowa City Pride is to increase positive visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/agender/aromantic (LGBTQIAA) community of Iowa City, by providing opportunities to express and celebrate diverse perspectives, emphasizing acceptance of all individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Iowa City Pride coordinates an annual Pride festival and related events throughout the year. The Pride board meets the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at rotating locations. Members of the public are welcome to attend. To inquire about attending the meeting, joining the pride board, or volunteering for Pride, email: info@iowacitypride.org

"I’ve been embraced by a new community. That’s what happens when you’re finally honest about who you are; you find others like you."

Chaz Bono - Celebrity and Transgender Pioneer

Pride Board

President - Tony Sivanthaphanith

Vice President - vacant


Immediate Past President - Nathan Kelley

Secretary - Andy Owens

Treasurer - Ricardo Rangel Jr

At Large Board Member 1 - Jason Zeman

At Large Board Member 2 - Lucket Kiche

At Large Board Member 3 - Joe Reilly

At Large Board Member 4 - Cindy Nagel

Non-Officer Board Positions

Festival Director - Joe Reilly and Lisa Skiver

Community Director - Lisa Skiver

Diversity Director - OPEN

Development Director - Tony Sivanthaphanith

Entertainment Director - Blake Shaw


Volunteer with Pride!