Upcoming Events

Summer Osborne at the Progressive Voices Concert Series
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Ave., Des Moines
Tickets: $20 in advance /$25 at the door, available online at
Summer Osborne is an award winning singer-songwriter entertaining fans across North America with a magical blend of melodic, lyrically potent, and genre-jumping performances. When her kaleidoscope of folk soul, acoustic rock, and piano pop is infused with her charismatic stage presence and natural humor, audiences are always left wanting more. Her powerful songs masterfully amalgamate the human condition, spirituality, truth, love and healing. She has performed at venues ranging from the SXSW Music Festival to the National Women’s Music Festival, to numerous pride festivals across the country.

Jeanne Robertson Fabulously Funny Tour
Friday, January 30, 2015 8:00 PM
Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA
Save $5.00 on ticket prices by entering promo code ONEIOWA
With seven nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on SiriusXM satellite radio and over 18 million YouTube hits, the demand for Robertson’s family-friendly and engaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include “Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,” “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked”, and “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store.” Robertson’s witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don’t miss this performance by a truly funny lady!

Sweet Equality
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Davis Brown Law Firm, 13th Floor, 215 10th St #1300, Des Moines
Our annual Sweet Equality event has a brand new flavor in 2015, as we invite our supporters to join us for a celebration of love, equality and Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 13. Indulge in tasty treats, generous libations and fabulous company. Complimentary wine, beverages, snacks and desserts will be served throughout the evening, including a Valentine photo booth to have your picture taken with your sweetheart! Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year at Sweet Equality, Friday the 13th on the 13th floor of the Davis Brown Law Firm. You and your spouse, partner or friend can enjoy a date night for only $35.00/couple! Or if you prefer to fly solo, it’s only $20.00/person.
Click here to purchase tickets for Sweet Equality.
Click here to become a generous host for Sweet Equality.

3rd Annual LGBT Health & Wellness Conference
Saturday, March, 7, 2015
Des Moines University
“Understanding & Supporting the Health and Well-Being of the LGBT Community” with keynote speaker: Dr. Heather Hackman. A light breakfast and lunch will be included. For more information, call 515-288-4019 x208.

One Iowa 6th Annual Gala
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 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. More information coming soon!
Click here to become a sponsor for the One Iowa Gala.

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

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
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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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