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Mission & History of Iowa City Pride

The 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. We do so 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:

Iowa City's History

Go on a journey to learn about the evolution of the LGBTQ+ life in Iowa City.  

Iowa City Pride


Our Board

Joe Reilly


Andy Owens

Vice President/President Elect

Jewell Amos

Immediate Past President

Lisa Skriver

At Large Board Member

Nathan Kelley

At Large Board Member

Anne Ehlinger

Tresurer & Development Director

Lucky Kiche

Diversity Officer & At Large Board Member

Tom O'Shea


Blake Shaw

Entertainment Director & At Large Board Member

Ashley Salinas

Community Director

Jason Zeman

At Large Board Member

Sam Szlembarski

At Large Board Member

Ricardo Rangel Jr

At Large Board Member

Faraji Hubbard

At Large Board Member

"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

Our Mission

Volunteer with Pride!

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