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Accommodations Entertainment Scholarships
AIDS & HIV Support Men's Groups Spirituality
College Groups Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Treatment Transgender Groups
Employee Organizations Night Clubs Women's Groups
General Community   Youth Groups

Other Iowa GLBT Resources

Ames Grinnell Pella
Iowa State University Mason City Spencer

Accommodations

  • Butler House on Grand (GF)
    • 1999 Designer Showcase
    • 4507 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    • (515) 255-4096
  • Kingman House Bed & Breakfast
    • Turn-of-the-Century 8-bedroom home
    • Contact: Harold Wells, (515) 279-7312
  • Raccoon River Resort
    • GLBT Resort on the Raccoon River. Log house lodge, tent sites, tree houses, teepee, hot tub, sauna, river swimming, canoeing, nature trails
    • Contact: Harold Wells (515) 279-7312

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AIDS & HIV Support

  • AIDS Project of Central Iowa
    • Personal case management for persons with HIV
    • 730 E. 4th Street, Ste 100, Des Moines, IA 50309
    • (515) 284-0245 - fax (515) 282-7797
  • HEROES
    • Support and referral for women and families infected/affected with HIV
    • c/o Shelly Gordon PO Box 41283, Des Moines, IA 50311
    • (515) 284-7037
    • heroes4@juno.com

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College Groups

  • Drake University - BGLAAD (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Ally Alliance at Drake)
    • (515) 271-3711 (for messages only, please leave message for Sarah Olson, President)
    • bglaad@yahoo.com

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Employee Organizations

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Entertainment

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General Community

  • 9 to 5 Survival Hotline
    • Free, confidential information and referrals on workplace rights
    • 1 (800) 522-0925
  • American Friends Service Committee
    • Quaker Social Service Organization
    • 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    • (515) 274-4851
  • Capital City Pride, Inc
  • Corn Haulers Leather & Levi Club
    • Social/support group for men and women
    • PO Box 632, Des Moines, IA 50303
  • Des Moines Diversity Chorus - a member of the Gay & Lesbian Association of Choruses
    • Rehearse Mondays, 7 - 9 pm
    • Urbandale UCC, 3530 7th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
    • Elsie Naylor (515) 276-0625 or (515) 276-6607
  • GLBT Iowa
  • Heartland Gay Rodeo Association (HGRA)
  • Imperial Court of Iowa, inc.
    • Non-profit fundraising and social organization with open membership
    • PO Box 13201, Des Moines, IA 50310
    • ImperialCourtIA@aol.com
  • LGBT Community Center
    • Information/Advocacy for the GLBT Community
    • 500 E Locust St Ste 300, Des Moines IA 50309
    • (515) 277-7884
  • One Iowa/One Iowa Education Fund
    • Mission: Works to promote equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals living in Iowa through grassroots education and advocacy, and grassroots efforts and education, respectively.
    • http://www.oneiowa.org/
    • (515) 288-4019
  • Out-Reach in Central Iowa
  • Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)
    • Meets 3 pm, 1st Sunday of the month - Plymouth Congregational Church, Greenwood Room
    • 4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
    • Howard Eldrenkamp, (515) 285-2747
  • Support Group for Spouses of Gays and Lesbians
    • Meets 1st Sunday of the month
    • Ruth Schanke (515) 277-7754

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Men's Groups

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Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Treatment

  • Alcoholics Anonymous for GLBT
    • Contact AA Central Office and ask for a Gay or Lesbian contact person and/or meetings.
    • (515) 282-8550 (24 hours)
    • Toll Free: 1 (800) 207-2172 (24 hours)
    • Ames: (515) 232-8642 (12 - 6 pm)
  • GLBT Only AA Group
    • 515 28th Street (upstairs)
    • Wednesdays at 6 pm & Saturdays at 5:30 pm
  • Pride Institute (Minnesota HQ)

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Night Clubs

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Scholarships

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Spirituality

  • Church of the Holy Spirit (MCC)
  • Cottage Grove Avenue Presbyterian Church
    • Worship at 10:30 am, Sundays
    • 24th & Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50311
    • (515) 279-8877
  • Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting
    • Worship at 10 am, Sundays
    • 4211 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312
    • (515) 274-4717
  • Faith Covenant UCC
    • Worship at 10:30 am, Sundays, Emerson Elementary School, 1109 E Euclid Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125
    • PO Box 811, Indianola, IA 50125
    • (515) 961-9370
  • First Unitarian Church
    • Worship Services: 4:30 pm Saturdays, 9:00 am 1st Service Sundays, 10:30 am 2nd Service Sundays
    • Coffee/Social Time after each service
    • 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
    • (515) 244-8603
    • www.ucdsm.org
  • Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA)
    • Worship at 8:15 am and 10 am (Summer), 10:45 am (September through May) Sundays
    • 3010 52nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    • (515) 276-6873
  • Plymouth Congregational (UCC)
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
    • Worship at 10 am, Sundays
    • 1548 8th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
    • (515) 288-4056
  • Unity Church of Des Moines
    • Worship at 9:15 and 11 am, Sundays
    • Meditation & Class at 7 pm, Wednesdays
    • 414 31st Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
    • Gregory Olson, Pastor (515) 255-7757
  • Urbandale UCC
    • Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 am, Sundays
    • 3530 70th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322
    • (515) 276-0625
  • Wellspring Community Church
    • Worship at 9:15 am, Sundays
    • Medbury Hall Honors Lounge, Drake University, Des Moines 50311
    • Naomi, Kirstein, Pastor (515) 279-8248
  • Word of God Ministries
    • Worship at 4:30 pm, Sundays and 7 pm, Wednesdays
    • St. Mark's Episcopal, 3120 E. 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50321
    • Donald Bennett, Pastor (515) 264-1515

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Transgender Groups

  • TransformationsIOWA
    • FTM and MTF transgender support group
    • Meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month
    • Contact Jayden at TransformationsIOWA@yahoo.com or (515) 779-5187

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Women's Groups

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Youth Groups

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Ames

  • PFLAG Ames
    • Meets 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm
    • Youth and Shelter Services, 420 Kellogg, Ames, IA
    • (515) 291-3607
    • http://www.PFLAGAmes.org
  • Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    • Services at 9 am, Sundays
    • 913 Carroll, Ames, IA 50010
    • (515) 233-2350
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames

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Iowa State University

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Grinnell

  • Stonewall Coalition
    • Grinnell College, Box U-5, Grinnell, IA 50112
    • (641) 269-3327

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Mason City

  • Gays an Lesbians of North Central Iowa (GLNCI)
    • PO Box 43, Mason City, IA 50402

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Pella

  • Common Ground, GLBTA group for education and support

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Spencer

  • Gay and Lesbian Support/Social Group
    • Meets 2nd and 4th Monday each month at 7 pm
    • 201 E. 11th Street, Spencer, IA 51301
    • (712) 262-2922 or 1 (800) 242-5101

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