Nevada resident Katherine Asjes is the wife of a NATO flight officer with a background in public relations who has lived all over the world, but settled in Iowa in 2005.
Senate Democrats objected to a post on a Catholic blog in which Asjes agreed with negative views about the LGBT community.
A town of 6,000 people in northwest Iowa will have its first Pride Festival this weekend to provide information, fun and fellowship for LGBTQ community.
There are many trans people living in small towns in Iowa and across the country. Pollock was assigned the gender of female at birth, and has lived most of his life as a woman or girl. The ruling comes on the heels of one of the fastest changes in public opinion in U. Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir served as Iceland’s Prime Minister from 2009 to 2013. But now she feels torn between the land and people she loves and the freedom to live an authentic life.
Sigurðardóttir is one of the keynote speakers for the 10th annual Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth, which takes place Friday at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Hoffert about her memoir In that book, she describes the month she returned to her family farm to help her father and brother during harvest.
This past January the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based Christian group with anti-LGBTQ views, planned to picket East High School in Des Moines.
The then-16-year-old Filippone and her friend Cole Rehbein organized a lunch-time “Love Rally” where they chanted messages of support for LGBTQ equality.
Orange City, the seat of Sioux County, is home to Northwestern College, a Christian liberal arts school.
Pride organizer Michael Goll is a Northwestern graduate and graphic designer. The pair and a couple of friends decided their small, conservative-leaning community needed to celebrate its LGBTQ culture because, as Goll says, “why not?
Sunday is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and people in central Iowa will gather at pm at the steps of the state capitol for a vigil to remember those in the global trans community who have been lost to violence in 2016. Department of Agriculture is holding a rural LGBT summit Thursday at Drake University. Several dozen people gathered Sunday evening on the west grounds of the Iowa Capitol, in honor of those killed in the Orlando mass shooting early Sunday morning. Elsewhere in Iowa, members of the group Iowa City Pride plan to discuss ways they can help the shooting victims.
Sophia Stone of Transformations Iowa, a support group for transgender and non-binary people, says Sunday’s vigil will honor people who have been murdered because of their gender non-conforming identities. Ashlee Davis is the director of the event, which is the 15th the USDA has held in the rural and southern U. Davis says some there’s a widely-held myth that LGBT people don’t live in rural American, but data from the most recent U. The deaths of at least 49 people and the wounding of 53 others at a gay nightclub came as Des Moines and other cities around the country were celebrating National LGBT Pride Month in the U. Last Saturday, Democrats held conventions in all four of Iowa’s congressional districts and chose their national delegates and electors.