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.

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One Iowa’s 9th Annual Gala Celebration

Friday, April 13
Iowa Events Center – Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

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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.

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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.

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