Special Events

Special Iowa Pride Network Advisory Committee
September 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the One Iowa office
3839 Merle Hay Road, #274, Des Moines, IA
Contact Becky Smith at for more info.

Beaverdale Fall Festival Parade
Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Des Moines’ historic Beaverdale area
Join One Iowa and march in Beaverdale’s annual Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, September 20! The parade starts at 10 am and then proceeds south on 48th Street to Franklin, east on Franklin to Beaver, then north on Beaver.
We need you to arrive BEFORE the parade begins, between 9:00 – 9:30, so you have plenty of time to find your fellow One Iowa marchers. Look for the One Iowa banner, or ask a fall festival volunteer where you can find us.

Rev. Mark Kiyimba Speaking Event in the Quad Cities
September 22, 2014
7pm at Room 111 on the Riverside campus of Western Illinois University in Moline
Pastor Mark Kiyimba, a UU pastor from Kampala, Uganda will be giving a public presentation on the campus of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities and we want to invite as many interested community members as possible. Pastor Kiyimba is in the United States speaking to churches as well as in secular venues to shed a light on the recently adopted Ugandan law known as the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act.
Pastor Kiyimba is the only pastor in Uganda who openly provides services to LGBTQ people. His congregation supports a shelter and school for more than 650 orphans whose parents have died of HIV/AIDS and due to the law the church has lost its charter and members must now meet in secret.

Iowa Pride Network Leadership Summit
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 8 – 3:30 at Grinnell College
Please join us for a day of networking and learning with other GSA leaders, faculty advisors and Iowa Pride Network. The day will be filled with workshops that get back to the basics of managing a successful GSA in your school. Our GSA “Boot Camp” will feature sessions that are facilitated by important figures in the LGBTQ community, and will give students and faculty advisors an opportunity to ask questions and interact with Iowa Pride Network and One Iowa staff.

LGBT Housing Seminar
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 8 – 12 noon at the Thoreau Center
One Iowa, Des Moines Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invite you to an event designed to help LGBT individuals, housing providers and fair housing advocates work together to understand and eliminate housing discrimination.
Breakfast is included; registration for free!