One Iowa Events
LGBTQ Presidential Forum
Friday, September 20, 7-9 p.m. (Doors at 6:15 p.m.)
Sinclair Auditorium, Coe College
1st Avenue East, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
We’ve teamed up with The Gazette and The Advocate to host a presidential forum focused on LGBTQ people living in the heartland and their needs. The overarching narrative that LGBTQ people in the U.S. live in urban coastal areas ignores the millions of LGBTQ individuals living and working in the middle of the country. We look forward to hearing what the presidential candidates have to say to this often overlooked, but politically powerful community.
Candidates who have confirmed their attendance include Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Sestak, Elizabeth Warren, and Marianne Williamson. All Democratic presidential candidates actively campaigning in Iowa have been invited to participate, and that invitation is still open.
Registration is closed because the venue is at capacity. To find a watch party in your area, click here.
Council Bluffs/Omaha LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
Thursday, October 3, 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Metropolitan Community College South Omaha Campus – Industrial Training Center
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave. Omaha, NE 68107
Central Iowa LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
Tuesday, October 15
7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
Tuesday, October 22
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd, Coralville, IA 52241
Siouxland LGBTQ Workplace Culture Summit
Tuesday, November 12
This event provides resources and networking opportunities for employers and LGBTQ employees to cultivate safe and inclusive workplaces. Employers will learn more about the LGBTQ community, how to make more inclusive policies, and retain LGBTQ talent. Tickets, agenda, and more information available soon.
One Iowa’s 11th Annual Gala Celebration
Friday, April 24
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Save the date! Our 11th annual celebration on Friday, April 24 will include a top-notch dinner, live and silent auctions, live music, and an awards ceremony honoring the work our state’s advocates for LGBTQ equality have accomplished since last year’s celebration.
One Iowa hosted our 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 advance, empower, and improve the lives of LGBTQ Iowans.
Recurring One Iowa Events
A safe, supportive and inclusive space for adults to share and connect.
Meetings are designed with a one hour sharing segment, a brief break, and a one hour positive feedback segment. Please attend both segments. Meetings are confidential and designed for LGBTQ+ adults (18+).
In partnership with HILLCREST Family Services and Multicultural Family Center.
2nd Monday of every month
The Des Moines Vet Center
1821 22nd Street #115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266