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LGBTQ Iowa Resources

LGBTQ Iowa Resources

Gaygull is your #1 source for the most comprehensive list of LGBTQ Iowa Resources. Please notify us of any reputable LGBTQ resources you would like to see added to the list below.

Des Moines Pride Center

The Des Moines Pride Center is a community organization that serves, supports, and celebrates gender and sexual minorities and their allies.


Eychaner Foundation

The Eychaner Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to promoting acceptance and non-discrimination. The foundation is dedicated to anti-bullying and invests in distinguished students.

First Friday Breakfast Club

FFBC is an educational group for gay, bisexual and transgender men. We gather monthly in Des Moines for breakfast, fellowship and a speaker. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all members & guests. FFBC works to eliminate prejudice & discrimination based on sexual orientation & gender identity.

Gay Cities – Gay Des Moines

Iowa’s capital city is right in the center of the state, and thanks to a historic state Supreme Court ruling, a Midwest haven of marriage equality. The gay scene is relatively small with only a few gay bars and clubs, most in the pedestrian-friendly East Village east of downtown.

Grinnell College Stonewall Center

The Stonewall Resource Center is a confidential, safe space serving Grinnell’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning communities and allies. Staffed by a student management team, the center offers support for individuals, educational programming, and LGBTQ activities on campus.

Iowa Safe Schools

The mission of Iowa Safe Schools is to: a) improve school climate in order to increase the personal safety, mental health, and student learning of LGBTA and all students; b) increase awareness and understanding among current and future educators, school administrators, and key community agents of inequities regarding the safety of LGBTA students and their family members in schools and communities throughout Iowa.

Iowa State Univ LGBTSS

With a foundation of social justice, the LGBTSS Center provides programs, services, and resources focused on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression for students at Iowa State University.

Iowa Suicide Support Groups

Our mission is to prevent suicides, support suicide survivors, and educate the public about suicide.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

he National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country’s first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

One Iowa

One Iowa is the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization working toward full equality for LGBT individuals in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education.

Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care’s multidisciplinary team offers a full continuum of HIV services from testing to treatment for individuals seeking compassionate and professional HIV/AIDS services.

University of Iowa Alumni LGBT Affinity Group

The UIAA is establishing a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Affinity Group that will serve as a supportive and professional network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied alumni while fostering a sense of pride in and commitment to the University of Iowa and the alumni association.

University of Iowa MEDIQS (Med Iowa’s Queer Students)

Med Iowa’s Queer Students (MEDIQS) is an organization for straight supportive, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. We are dedicated to helping make the Carver College of Medicine be a comfortable and supportive place for all.

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LGBT* Center

The University of Northern Iowa LGBT* Center promotes healthy, engaged, successful LGBT* students and allies. The LGBT* Center provides a safe space, resources and educational opportunities to advocate for an inclusive community.