Five questions with Loretta Stone, real dragwife of Des Moines

If you’re familiar with the Des Moines drag scene, you’ve probably run into Loretta Stone. The Perry native lived in New York City for 10 years before moving to Des Moines to become a Midwestern drag icon. Whether you’re catching […]

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Belle’s Basix, Cedar Rapids’ only LGBTQ bar, is closing — unless a new owner steps up

After a quarter century, Belle’s Basix, an iconic Cedar Rapids bar and one of only a handful of LGBTQ night spots in eastern Iowa, may soon close for good. “Unless someone buys the business, the bar will be permanently closed […]

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