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.

2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow
2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow

Featured Event

LGBTQ Mental Health: Mind Matters

Friday, February 22, 3-5 p.m.
Science Center of Iowa
401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309

Experience The Science Center’s new Mental Health: Mind Matters exhibit with an LGBTQ lens. With an intersectional approach, we will explore the unique stigma and disparities LGBTQ individuals with mental illness face. Joby Holcomb, LMHC CDAC, will facilitate a debrief and connect the exhibit with his 7th Annual LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference keynote address on cultural trauma within the LGBTQ community.

Admission is $25, and individuals can sponsor a ticket to be distributed to LGBTQ community members and students with financial need. If you have financial need and want to attend, please email [email protected] Purchase your ticket here.

Mental Health: Mind Matters, presented by HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, will use hands-on interactive and immersive multimedia experiences to help visitors explore mental illness and its prevalence in society. The exhibit will build awareness and understanding by giving visitors the opportunity to see how mental illness has been treated in the past and to better understand what it’s like to live with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

7th Annual LGBTQ Health & Wellness Conference

Saturday, February 23, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Des Moines University
3300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

This conference is aimed at addressing the health inequities and disparities LGBTQ Iowans continue to experience in our state. Health care professionals and community members alike gather to hear from key experts, participate in interactive workshops, and collaborate and connect with one another.

Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate safe and welcoming health care environments for LGBTQ Iowans throughout the state. Click here to register.

View the conference agenda here.

You Do You: LGBTQ Fashion Show

Saturday, April 6, 7-11 p.m.
Shores Event Center
700 16th St NE, Ste L100, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

We’re hosting a party and fashion show to celebrate the uniqueness and style of our community. Join us to see local LGBTQ celebrities and allies bring it to the runway and show off looks they’ve crafted with the help of local clothing stores! 

All proceeds will support One Iowa and our work for LGBTQ Iowans in The Corridor region. Purchase your tickets and tables here.

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.

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