Welcome to the 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 and guests.
As Iowa’s largest breakfast club, we are active, dynamic and engaging. We educate ourselves on LGBT issues. We work to reduce prejudice and discrimination. Throughout the year, we raise scholarship funds for students who fight homophobia. We offer guidance to those who need help in the coming out process. And we provide opinion leaders and the community with positive images of LGBT people.
We invite you to join us for breakfast—and more.
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|EVENT DATE||(RSVP BY)||SPEAKER(S) / EVENT|
|May 5, 2017||(Monday, May 1, 2017)||Bob Hopper,
CEO at Boy Scouts of America, Mid-Iowa Council
|June 2, 2017||(Monday, May 29, 2017)||Reverend Anna Blaedel,
Executive Director of the University of Iowa Wesley Student Center and self-avowed and avid practicing lesbian, whose complaint filed against her in June, 2016 by three Iowa Conference clergymen, was dismissed on Aug. 30 by Bishop Julius C. Trimble.
|July 7, 2017||(Monday, July 3, 2017)||Dr. Loren Olson,
psychiatrist and book author.
|August 4, 2017||(Monday, July 31, 2017)||Ryan Berg,
author of 'No House to Call My Home,' and an advocate for homeless LGBTQ youth.
|September 1, 2017||(Monday, August 28, 2017)||Michelle Book,
President and CEO of Food Bank of Iowa.
|October 6, 2017||(Monday, October 2, 2017)||Reverend Mark Stringer,
current pastor of First Unitarian Church who recently announced his retirement and will be taking a leadership position at the Iowa chapter of the ACLU.