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Mission: One Iowa is the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization. Our mission is to support full equality for LGBT individuals living in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education.

Results: In 2009, the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. Since then, we have been working to protect all families and in all aspects of their lives - from cradle to grave.

Target demographics: for all LGBTQ individuals and communities in Iowa

Geographic areas served: Working towards full equality

Programs: Iowa Pride Network (youth), Gay & Gray in the Midwest, Health & Wellness, Iowa Fair Courts Coalition, Fly-Over Radio, Law Enforcement trainings, Cultural Competency, etc

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One Iowa works tirelessly to support the LGBT community in its quest for total equality. The organization is instrumental in keeping everyone informed of relevant issues which impact equal rights for all and what we can do to help ensure that everyone is treated fairly.

Board Member

Rating: 5

One Iowa is a vital and life changing organization for Iowans and all Americans. The staff of this Equality Organization and its One Iowa Education Fund have made an important impact on the understanding Iowans now have about the value of marriage equality. Through the hard work of sharing peoples' personal stories via house parties, events, phone calls and all means of public media, One Iowa is helping everyone to learn about and understand 'Why Marriage Matters'.


Board Member

Rating: 5

The One Iowa staff is one of the most professional group of people that I have had the pleasure to work with. They work around the clock to bring accurate and insightful information to Iowans regarding the issues of civil marriage equality. Sharon Malheiro


Board Member

Rating: 5

The One Iowa Education fund has staff who work tirelessly to pursue equality for LGBT Iowans. They accomplish this through many programs and activities. Their ongoing education program "Why Marriage Matters" is changing the hearts and minds of Iowans. The staff has engaged volunteers throughout the state to help with events, calling, and house parties. It is this kind of dedication that will bring change and fairness for all families in Iowa.