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LGBTQ+ Organizations

One Iowa
With both a non-profit (One Iowa) and a political action organization (One Iowa Action), One Iowa seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ Iowans by protecting and advancing equality and inclusiveness through education, improving workplace culture, and increasing access to quality healthcare across our state.

Iowa Safe Schools
Iowa Safe Schools offers direct services and supports to students who have been bullied anywhere in the state of Iowa.

Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus
DMGMC uses the art of music to sing in support of justice, inclusion, and love. It is open to those who sing in the tenor and bass ranges, regardless of gender.

First Friday Breakfast Club
FFBC is a social and educational group for LGBTQ+ people. FFBC members gather for fellowship, mutual support, and education on community affairs. Each meeting they listen to a speaker and, of course, enjoy breakfast together.

Des Moines Pride Sports League
Recreational and networking opportunities through sports to the LGBTQ+ community in Central Iowa.

The Pride Center
The Pride Center offers a safe environment for community members to visit with a large library and free wifi and serves as a hub for information and socialization for the gender and sexual minorities in Des Moines.

Lesbians of Iowa
A community of 18+ queer women, gender non-conforming and trans-folk. The primary mission of this group is to be an open, affirming and safe place for queer folk from Iowa looking for community, support and friendship.

Imperial Court of Iowa
This chapter of the national drag court has a mission to make a difference to the people of Iowa through fundraising and social consciousness, one dollar at a time.

Prime Timers of Central Iowa
A group of mature gay and bisexual men who gather for friendship, activities, support, and personal growth.

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