The Love Registry Art Exhibit

Nov. 6-Jan. 1
State Historical Building
600 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50319

The Love Registry by Iowa Pride Network’s AmeriCorps member Rob Stephens is an ongoing series of encaustic paintings centered on the idea that the act of writing a love letter is an act of protest -a private protest against the unchecked momentum of life. Letters composed by a wide variety of volunteers are the inspiration for the paintings. Art at the Café is a partnership between the Iowa Arts Council, the State Historical Museum of Iowa and Café Barattas.

Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert: “This is Our Christmas Cheer”

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
1001 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

The Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concert is considered an annual tradition by many and will include traditional Christmas songs, carol singing and some campy surprises to help everyone celebrate the holiday. A social time will follow the concert with home-made cookies baked by chorus members.

Tickets to the concert are available for $20 prior to the concert or $25 at the door.  Purchase tickets at

Ongoing Events

Des Moines Diversity Chorus Welcomes New Singers
Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines, IA
If you enjoy singing choral music, the Des Moines Diversity Chorus would love to have you join us – no audition is necessary. They rehearse on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the corner of Beaver and Franklin. For more information, click here.

First Friday Breakfast Club (FFBC)
1st Friday of every month, 7:00 am
Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA
FFBC is an educational group for gay, bisexual and transgender men. FFBC gathers on the first Friday of ever month in Des Moines for breakfast, fellowship and a speaker. FFBC provides a safe and supportive environment for all members and guests.
Click here for more info.

GLBTQ Movie Open to Public for FREE
Every Sunday at 1:00 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA
Every week at the Iowa City Senior Center, there is a showing of a GLBTQ movie. The movies are open to anyone over 18 years of age and are held in Room 208. Often discussion does follow the movies. For more information, email Larry at

eventsPFLAG in Ames
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Youth and Shelter Services building, 420 Kellogg Ave, Ames IA

PFLAG in Cedar Rapids
Every 2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
Check for updates:

PFLAG in Des Moines
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1800 Bell Ave, in Des Moines.
For more information, please contact Sue at

1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Monsoon Community Resource Center, 4950 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA
POCQAT (a local queer people of color gathering group) meets bi-weekly in Des Moines, Iowa that provides a safe space for LGBTQA* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender *, Queer, and Ally) people of color through community organizing, socializing, and engaging in dialogue about issues of queer people of color. If interested, please contact for more details.

Transformations Iowa meets every Wednesday at 7:00 pm and every second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm
Wednesdays: Community Room of the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA
Saturdays: Urbandale United Church of Christ, 3530 70th St, Urbandale, IA
Transformations Iowa is a transgender support group that meets weekly. For more information, please contact Sophia Stone at or call 515-745-6766

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