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Friday, April 12, 2019
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
Cocktail Hour – 6 p.m., Program – 7 p.m.

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 preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ people.

Our tenth annual celebration on Friday, April 12 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 this past year. This year’s honorees are:

  • Donna Red Wing Advocate of the Year Award: OC Pride (Orange City Pride organizers)
  • Courageous 6 Award: EerieAnna Good and Carol Ann Beal, plaintiffs in Good v. Iowa Dept. of Human Services
  • Sharon Malheiro Award: UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

All proceeds from the gala celebration support One Iowa’s mission to preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ Iowans.