Iowa’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) organization preserving and advancing equality for LGBTQ individuals through grassroots efforts, advocacy, and education.
One Iowa’s 1st Annual LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit – Central Iowa
Tuesday, October 10, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
711 High St, Des Moines, IA 50392
This brand new event will provide resources for employers and LGBTQ employees to help create safe and inclusive workplaces. Employers will learn about ways to improve their policies and retain LGBTQ talent, while LGBTQ employees will learn about their rights and strategies for creating LGBTQ employee resource groups.
One Iowa NORTH
One Iowa NORTH is an affiliate of One Iowa, the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization working toward full equality for LGBT individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education.
Located in Mason City, One Iowa NORTH focuses on the needs of LGBT North Iowans, their families, and allies to provide education and support.
One Iowa Blog
On Friday, October 6, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued guidance to define how administrative agencies and executive departments should interpret religious exemption claims under federal law. President Trump announced plans for this guidance last May. The guidance recommends broad religious exemptions for federal agency staff, government contractors, and grantees, effectively authorizing taxpayer funded discrimination. The […]
This post uses text from the ACLU of Iowa’s press release sent on Thursday, September 21. The ACLU of Iowa filed a lawsuit today to challenge the Iowa Departmentof Human Services’ ban on Medicaid coverage for necessary surgical care for transgenderIowans. Rita Bettis, ACLU of Iowa legal director, said, “Coverage for transition-related medical care, including […]
Aurianna Lwin, Iowa State Daily
William Petroski, The Des Moines Register
Courtney Crowder, The Des Moines Register