For urgent issues, LGBTQ support staff are available to talk via phone to provide guidance and help at one of the hotlines listed below. You can also find local and national LGBTQ support groups to provide comfort and community.

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.

Know of a resource we should list? Email [email protected] to submit it for consideration.

Hotlines

Trans Lifeline
877-565-8860

LGBT National Youth Talkline
800-246-7743
M-F, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat., 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LGBT National Talkline
888-843-4564
M-F, 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat., 11:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Trevor Project
Anti-bullying Hotline
866-488-7386
24/7

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline at 1-800-284-7821, 24/7

Support

CO Dubuque
CO is a community network of passionate people who support LGBTQ community members and families.
(563) 213-4119

[email protected]

PFLAG (formerly Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
202-467-8180

[email protected]

Siouxland Pride Alliance
(712) 223-0931

Transcend North Iowa
A group dedicated to supporting transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming individuals in North Iowa.
319-359-7774
[email protected]

Transformations Iowa

Transformations Iowa is a transgender support group that meets weekly every Wednesday at 7:00 pm and every second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm
Wednesdays: Community Room of the Mickle Center, 1620 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA
Saturdays: Urbandale United Church of Christ, 3530 70th St, Urbandale, IA
For more information, please contact Sophia Stone or call 515-745-6766

Transformative Healing – A Safe Space for LGBTQIA Survivors of Violence
[email protected]
319-389-8430

Your Life Iowa

The Iowa Department of Public Health has created YourLifeIowa.org so you can get help for alcohol, drug and gambling problems, suicidal thoughts, and more from experts dedicated to the health of Iowans
855-581-8111

Des Moines Non Binary Support Group

Clock, Inc.
Clock, Inc is an organization that provides support groups, education groups, counseling, speaking/trainings,workshops, community events and a consistent location for LGBT+ individuals in the Quad City area. The LGBT+ Center provides resources that include all ages, genders, and cultures.

Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition
The Iowa Queer Communities of Color’s mission is to use an intersectional lens to address the inequity of services, lack of support and space, socioeconomic disparities, and institutional racism experienced by our communities through education, advocacy, intentional inclusivity and organizing.

Trans and Non-Binary Ames

TransVerse
TransVerse is a support group for trans people and their allies. We work to extend across feelings of isolation and confusion to the connections that can grow through community.

Trans* Masculine Support Group
Support group for anyone who identifies under the trans masculine umbrella, including people who identify as non-binary.

Iowa City Transgender Support Services
ICTSS is a peer-run not-for-profit program that is focused on providing the Iowa City transgender community with social support, access to resources, and education to individuals.

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