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Iowa Communities

Ames

Ames – Iowa State University

Grinnell – Grinnell College

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

Mason City

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

Pella – Central College

  • Common Ground, GLBTA group for education and support

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
Men's Groups
Mental Health & Chemical Dependency Treatment
Mortgage & Housing Guide
Night Clubs
Podcasts

 

Graying Rainbows is a podcast devoted to those who are coming out LGBT+ Later in Life. It was launched in November 2018 by Dr. Ginger Campbell.  Coming Out is not a one-time event, it is a life-long process, but coming out later in life presents its own unique challenges. Unfortunately there are few books and other resources devoted to this topic. One goal of Graying Rainbows is to fill this gap by providing useful information and a place where people from diverse backgrounds can share their stories.  https://grayingrainbows.com/

Yass, Jesus! explores what it means to be a Christ-loving member of the LGBTQIA+ community in these divided times. Actor Daniel Franzese (Mean Girls, Looking) and former televangelist Azariah Southworth host this funny, inclusive, sex-positive show designed to playfully mimic a traditional Christian Sunday church service. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yass-jesus/id1506093101 

Scholarships
Spirituality
  • Central Presbyterian Church
    • 3829 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
    • 515-279-3658
  • 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
  • Downtown Disciples, an LGBTQ+ Affirming Progressive Faith Community
    • Worship on Sundays at 5 p.m.
    • Potluck on 2nd Sundays
    • 500 E. Locust Street, third floor
    • Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    • (515) 244-0054
    • Pastor: Senior Minister, Debbie Griffin
    • downtowndisciples@gmail.com
    • www.downtowndisciples.org
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  • 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
  • First United Methodist Church
    • 1001 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    • 515-244-6209
  • 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
  • Grace United Methodist Church
    • 3700 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311
    • 515-255-2131
  • Plymouth Congregational (UCC)
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
    • 5720 Urbandale Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    • 515-255-2101
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church
    • 600 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
    • 515-243-7691
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral
    • 815 High St, Des Moines, IA 50309
    • 515-288-7297
  • 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
  • Walnut Hills United Methodist Church
    • 12321 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323
    • 515-270-9226
  • Wellspring Community Church
    • Meeting at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Lower Level
    • Worship at 4:30 pm, Sundays
    • 815 High Street Downtown, Des Moines
      (Enter red door on High Street with sign.)
    • Rev. Naomi Kirstein (515) 279-8248 www.wellspringdsm.org
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
    • 4114 Allison Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    • 515-274-1534
  • 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
Transgender Information
Women's Groups
  • Lavendar Victory Fund
    • 700 Rose Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315
    • (515) 229-5835
  • Women’s Cultural Collective
Youth Groups