Welcome to the First Friday Breakfast Club!
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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ people.
Click HERE to donate to the scholarship fund.
The August 2022 newsletter is now available HERE.
Twelve outstanding graduating high school seniors were awarded scholarships at an awards ceremony on June 3, 2022. See more about these outstanding young adults on the Scholars page.
FFBC members enjoy breakfast and a speaker during the monthly gatherings. Breakfast begins promptly at 7:00 am. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are at the Hoyt Sherman Place.
Hoyt Sherman Place (website)
1501 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
To view past speakers (and listen to remarks from select speakers), click here or on the PAST SPEAKERS link at the top of the page.
Speaker Recommendations: If you have a recommendation for a speaker for a future First Friday Breakfast Club meeting please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing information about the potential speaker, and contact information for them. Your contact information would be appreciated as well.
Items of interest
From LGBTQNATION: Moderna officially begins Phase 1 trial of experimental HIV vaccine
[Extract] Moderna – the biotechnology company responsible for one of the COVID-19 vaccines – has announced that the first participant in its phase 1 trial of its experimental in HIV vaccine has been given a dose.
The new vaccine uses the same groundbreaking mRNA technology that both Moderna and Pfizer utilized to create their COVID-19 vaccines.
To read the article in full, go to LGBTQNATION.
2020-2021 Scholarship Presentation
July 2, 2021, was the 2020-2021 scholarship awards presentation. Scholarship were awarded to nine outstanding students: Moira Blue, Allissa Cox, Leah Kaminsky, Keon Kruse, Maverick Meimann, Emmaline Mitchell, Greyson Pullen, Michael Rosenberg, and Lennon Schriever. See more about each scholar on the Scholars page.