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A celebration of community and culture, the annual Pride Parade is an important occasion for the Des Moines community, LGBTQ+ people and allies to come together and show unity. Traditionally, Pride Parade takes place Sunday of Pride Fest weekend. The iconic route starts from the Statehouse and travels west on Grand Avenue.
The parade is about being proud of who you are and it process the opportunity to honor the origins of LGBTQ+ movement. There parade is a positive stance against discrimination and violence towards LGBTQ+ people and an opportunity to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, and equal rights. In addition, it increases the visibility as a social group, builds community, and celebrates diversity.