Trans Lives Festival Call For Submissions

The Trans Lives Festival at First Unitarian Church of Des Moines will be on March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility, the festival showcases the creative work of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Iowans. Work includes visual art, crafts, live music, readings, and more, as well as food for sale.

If you or someone you know would like to participate, registration is free, and the deadline is February 18, 2022! Just send an email to, with your name, contact info, and type of work, along with a sample of your work, if possible (photos, docs, links, etc.). Participants may offer their work for sale, and all sales and proceeds belong to them!