One Iowa is a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.
Friday, April 13
Iowa Events Center – Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
One Iowa hosted the first gala celebration in 2010 to commemorate the momentous Iowa Supreme Court decision (Varnum v. Brien) legalizing same-sex marriage. Since that celebration of Iowa’s legacy of equality, we have continued to celebrate our successes as we preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ people.
Our ninth annual celebration on Friday, April 13 will include a top-notch dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards ceremony honoring the work our state’s advocates for LGBTQ equality have accomplished this past year.
All proceeds from the gala celebration support One Iowa’s mission to secure full equality for LGBTQ individuals in the state through grassroots efforts and education.
Ticket sales are closed, but you can bid on silent auction items even if you aren’t attending! Click here to view our silent auction packages and bid.
One Iowa NORTH
One Iowa NORTH is a regional affiliate located in Mason City. One Iowa NORTH focuses on the needs of LGBTQ people in northern Iowa, their families, and allies to provide education and support.
One Iowa Blog
Donna Red Wing passed away on Monday, April 16 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Red Wing served as executive director of One Iowa from 2012-2016, expanding the organization’s work into new arenas after the battle for marriage equality ended. “Donna was a force to be reckoned with and will be greatly missed by […]
Click here to apply for the LGBTQ Leadership Institute. Applications close May 15, 2018. What: Four month educational program to develop LGBTQ leaders When: Biweekly sessions held from mid-June to early October Where: Various locations in the Des Moines area. Individuals across the state are welcome to apply and participate. Stipends for travel and other […]