May 4, 2021 - News
Des Moines' flag gets a makeover ahead of Pride month
Photo courtesy Flag of Des Moines

Des Moines' iconic red, white and blue flag just got a makeover in time for June, which marks Pride month.

What's happening: Flag of Des Moines, which spearheaded a grassroots campaign that successfully brought back the city's flag in 2019, teamed up with local organizations to create the flag.

  • They partnered with Capital City Pride, One Iowa and Black Liberation Movement on the project.

In the original flag, the blue represents the Raccoon and Des Moines Rivers; white represents the Walnut, Grand and Locust Bridges and the red represents Des Moines' "passionate" residents.

  • The Pride version incorporates 11 colors to represent LGBTQ folks.
  • 15% of each purchase will be split between the three organizations.

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