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 email@example.com 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.
CLICK HERE TO RSVP!
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.
RSVP REQUIRED–CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
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!
RSVP REQUIRED–CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Transformations Iowa is a transgender support group that meets every week.
When: Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm and the second Saturday of every month at 1:00 pm.
Where: Community Room of the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant Street in Des Moines on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm; Urbandale United Church of Christ, 3530 70th Street in Urbandale on Saturdays at 1:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Sophia Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515.288.4019 ext 200.
FIRST FRIDAY BREAKFAST CLUB
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.
PFLAG in Des Moines
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.
Located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1800 Bell Ave, in Des Moines.
For additional information, please contact Sue at email@example.com.
PFLAG in Ames
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.
Located at the Youth and Shelter Services building, 420 Kellogg Ave, in Ames.
PFLAG in Cedar Rapids
Every 2nd Thursday at 7 pm
Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 6th St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Check for updates: www.pflagcr.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We meet bi-weekly from 1-2 pm the first and third Sunday of the month at the Monsoon Community Resource Center at 4950 Franklin Avenue Des Moines, IA.
The Des Moines Diversity Chorus Welcomes New Singers
If you enjoy singing choral music, the Des Moines Diversity Chorus would love to have you join us – no audition is necessary. We rehearse on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 at Westminster Presbyterian Church on the corner of Beaver and Franklin. Our first rehearsal for our spring concert on May 7th is Monday, February 6th and you are welcome to come try us out. The theme for this spring is “From South of the Border”.
GLBTQ Movie Night
Every week at the Iowa City Senior Center at 28 South Linn Street in Iowa City, there will be two showings of a GLBTQ movie (Sunday at 1:00 pm and Monday at 6:30 pm unless the Center is closed for some reason like a Holiday). The movies are open to anyone over 18 years of age and are held in Room 208. Often discussion does follow the movies.
When: Every Sunday at 1:00 pm and every Monday at 6:30 pm
Where: Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City
For more information, email Larry at email@example.com.