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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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
515-288-2500
[email protected]
 

Prime Timers Central Iowa
A social membership club offering older gay, bisexual and transgender men friendship, activities, support and personal growth.
Steven Therrien
[email protected]
515-422-7870
 

Pride Sports League of Central Iowa

Des Moines Pride Center
Supports and celebrates gender and sexual minorities as well as allies.
Address: 1620 Pleasant St, Suite 244
515-608-8856
 

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 Iowa
The 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.
 

Adair Co GLBT Resource Center
A safe place for the GLBT community of Adair and the surrounding counties to meet.
141 Public Square
Greenfield, IA 50849.
641-212-9900
Toll Free 833-269-2551
 

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
[email protected]
 

Des Moines Pride Center
Supports and celebrates gender and sexual minorities as well as allies.
1620 Pleasant St, Suite 244
515-277-7884
[email protected]
 

Iowa City Pride
Coordinates an annual Pride festival and related events throughout the year.
PO Box 2910
Iowa City, IA 52244
[email protected]
 

One Iowa North
An affiliate of One Iowa working to preserve and advance equality for LGBTQ individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education.
P.O. Box 301
Mason City, IA 50402-0301
641-583-2024
 

OC Pride
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
712-223-0931
[email protected]
 

Sioux City Pride
An affiliate of Siouxland Pride Alliance that hosts June Pride celebrations.
712-223-0931
 

Transcend North Iowa
Dedicated to supporting transgender, non-binary, and all gender nonconforming individuals.
1948 Gil Ave
Charles City, IA 50616
Open 24 hours
319-359-7774
 

Transformations Iowa
A support group for transgender and non-binary people with meetings in Des Moines, Urbandale, and Cedar Rapids.
 

Transformative healing
Provides direct services, advocacy, prevention and outreach services. Works to end sexual violence in the LGBTQ community. All services are free and confidential.
Kimberly Andresen-Reed
Executive Director
Pronouns: she, her, hers
[email protected]
 

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