Connect with LGBTQ inclusive social and community groups
Find LGBTQ support groups near you and learn more about Iowa organizations that promote LGBTQ pride, advocacy, and equality.
One Iowa proudly provides a list of resources for LGBTQ Iowans and allies. Inclusion on our website does not warrant or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or outcome. You must fully vet each resource.
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Creating community for LGBTQIA+ people through collaboration, advocacy, and programming.
First Friday Breakfast Club
Iowa breakfast club for gay, bisexual and transgender men. Meets the first Friday of each month at 7:00 a.m. and also monthly meetings at Hoyt Sherman Place.
1501 Woodland Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
Jonathan Wilson, FFBC President
Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus
Through great music, welcoming concerts and outreach the DMGMC brings amazing musicianship to central Iowa. Audition for the group or show support and see a show!
Contact via the website or by mail:
P O Box 12269
Des Moines, IA 50312
Women’s Cultural Collective (WCC)
WCC is an Iowa women’s organization founded over 40 years ago which seeks to promote community building and to provide a safe and inclusive atmosphere for lesbians. We invite all women to attend our activities and events.
The Quire of Eastern IowaThe Quire is a not for profit chorus for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons promoting a positive image of these communities through excellence in choral music.
Capitol City Pride
Best known for the annual Pride Fest weekend celebration, Capital City Pride has expanded its programs and events throughout the year to embrace every aspect of the LGBTQ community.
PO Box 73
Des Moines, IA 50301
An Orange City-based advocacy organization for the LGBTQ community.
Siouxland Pride Alliance
Connects and protects LGBTQ people in Siouxland. Hosts a weekly support group and monthly potluck. Provides a free lending library, resource referral and educational opportunities for the larger community.
c/o First Unitarian Church
2508 Jackson Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
A support group for transgender and non-binary people with meetings in Des Moines, Urbandale, and Cedar Rapids.
Provides direct services, advocacy, prevention and outreach services. Works to end sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. All services are free and confidential.
Pronouns: she, her, hers