Events

Upcoming Events

One Iowa 6th Annual Gala
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

The Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust Street, Des Moines
On April 4, 2015, One Iowa will host our biggest event of the year celebrating equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iowans. In addition, we will recognize our extraordinary programs as we strengthen our commitment to move LGBT equality forward. Purchase tickets now to reserve your spot.
Keynote: Sean Strub of the Sero Project, author and HIV advocate.
Honorees include:
Sen. Pam Jochum, Iowa Senate President: Outstanding Achievement
Rekha Basu, Des Moines Register columnist: Sharon Malheiro Award
Rev. Larry Sonner, United Methodist: Courageous 6 Award
Tony Timm, Central Iowa Shelter & Services: Outstanding Partner
Purchase tickets online!

Transgender in Iowa: Know Your Rights!
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drake Law School, Room 203
This FREE Know Your Rights presentation will explore legal issues facing transgender individuals including discrimination int he workplace, housing, public accommodation, and schools, access to health care, criminal justice, how to change legal identity documents, and more–with opportunities for you to ask question and share your experiences!
Please email rita.bettis@aclu-ia.org to RSVP. All are welcome.

Professionalism and legal issues impacting transgender Iowans
Thursday, April 9, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
University of Iowa College of Law, Levitt Auditorium
This free CLE will explore legal issues facing transgender individuals, including discrimination in the workplace, housing, public accommodations, and schools, as well as challenges transgender people face in addressing health care, criminal justice issues, and obtaining accurate legal identity documents. The CLE will also offer guidance for attorneys regarding how to effectively and ethically work with transgender clients.
Please email rita.bettis@aclu-ia.org to register for this live CLE. Space is limited.
Speaker: John Knight, national ACLU LGBT & HIV Project
CLE Credit (application pending) 2 hours, including 1 hour of ethics

Transgender in Iowa: Know Your Rights!
Thursday, April 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Iowa City Public Library, Rooms B & C
This FREE Know Your Rights presentation will explore legal issues facing transgender individuals including discrimination int he workplace, housing, public accommodation, and schools, access to health care, criminal justice, how to change legal identity documents, and more–with opportunities for you to ask question and share your experiences!
Please email rita.bettis@aclu-ia.org to RSVP. All are welcome.

Professionalism and legal issues impacting transgender Iowans
Friday, April 10, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Drake Law School, Room 201
This free CLE will explore legal issues facing transgender individuals, including discrimination in the workplace, housing, public accommodations, and schools, as well as challenges transgender people face in addressing health care, criminal justice issues, and obtaining accurate legal identity documents. The CLE will also offer guidance for attorneys regarding how to effectively and ethically work with transgender clients.
Please email rita.bettis@aclu-ia.org to register for this live CLE. Space is limited.
Speaker: John Knight, national ACLU LGBT & HIV Project
CLE Credit (application pending) 2 hours, including 1 hour of ethics


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 Night
Every Sunday at 1:00 pm and every Monday at 6:30 pm
Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA
Every week at the Iowa City Senior Center, there will be two showings 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 lgr943@yahoo.com.

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: www.pflagcr.com.
Email: pflaglcb@gmail.com

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 huber_susan@msn.com.

POCQAT
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 pocqat@gmail.com 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 sophia.transformations@gmail.com or call 515-745-6766

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