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Iowa City Pride

Englert Events


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Free and open to the public!

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

1:20-2:20 pm: Kink Demonstrations Are you curious about the leather community, BDSM, or kink play? Join members of our local and regional kink communities as they share their personal experiences and kink/fetish interests and more about local kink and BDSM resources including leather and BDSM clubs and organizations. Mr. Iowa Leather 2016 Rob Anderson and his Papa Bear Presents group will also offer brief demonstrations that highlight “adults only” workshops to be featured after 7 p.m. at the Iowa City Yacht Club.

2:25-3:35 pm: LGTBQ History in Iowa City David McCartney, archivist for the University of Iowa, and LGBTQ pioneers Raymond Perry and Aaron Silander (of 100 Grannies for a Livable Future) offer their recollections and research about the history of LGBTQ activism in Iowa City.

3:45-4:40 pm: “The Little Boy Who Grew Up to Be Cher” Miss Trans USA Candi Stratton, world-renowned Cher impersonator and the Grand Marshall of Iowa City Pride 2019, shares the story of her journey to self-acceptance as an openly transgender person. She will be joined by Dr. Katie Larson Ode, founder of the pediatric transgender clinic at the University of Iowa, and part of the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Center to talk about the unique challenges of transgender youth.

4:45 – 5:45 pm: Being an LGBTQ Person of Color in Iowa City. Learn from a diverse panel of LGBTQ People of Color about the challenges and joys they face in Iowa City. Panelists include Jana Bondurant, a member of the I.C.Kings; Amanda Delgado, server at The Deadwood and a longtime Iowa resident; Alexandra Gray, a transgender woman now living in Des Moines; Audra M. King of The Quire of Eastern Iowa; and Jose Maldonado of the Lambda Softball Association; and Iowa City resident Faraji Hubbard.

5:50-6:50 pm: LGBTQ Sexual Health. Hear about how to be safe sexually, regardless of your gender identity or sexual orientation, at this panel discussion led by Dr. Michael Colburn of the U of I LGBTQ Clinic, longtime sexual health educator Seth Owens, and other sexual health educators from Johnson County.

7-9:30 pm: Spontaneous Small Group Discussions: Do you have a topic you’d like to discuss? Sign-up sheets will be available all day to create spontaneous small group discussions Pride Fest evening. Create a sign-up for YOUR Spontaneous Small Group in the Englert. lobby.

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