Category: Iowa

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LGBTQ health care coming Cedar Falls, Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — A local health care facility will start offering LGBTQ health care services starting Jan. 3. The Waterloo, Iowa Courier reported last week that UnityPoint Health-Prairie Parkway will see LGBTQ patients from 5 to 7pm the first and third Wednesday of each month. The newspaper said the goal was to create a comfortable and…

Krampus Kink Weekend held in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — December 9 saw the first annual Krampus Kink Weekend in Iowa City, IA.

The event featured a series of KINK U workshops in the afternoon, sponsored by Titans of the Midwest. Iowa Puppy 2018, Pup Paddles, also hosted a pup mosh and “yappy hour” at Studio 13 in downtown Iowa City. Educational workshops included classes addressing leather/kink on a budget and a demonstration on cuppin

One Iowa Action announces LGBTQ speakers bureau trainings

DES MOINES — One Iowa Action, an affiliated advocacy arm of One Iowa, announced details for its first Speakers Bureau trainings on its new website (oneiowaaction.org) Thursday morning. The site also includes the organization’s legislative priorities, upcoming details for other events, ways for LGBTQ Iowans and allies to engage with the organization and the Iowa…

Iowa groups join forces to stop ‘rubber stamp’ approval of federal judges

DES MOINES —Local and national organizations today launched a petition drive, encouraging Iowans and Americans to demand that Senator Grassley stop politicizing the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chair, and to provide true oversight to President Trump’s judicial nominees instead of acting as a rubber stamp. “LGBTQ Iowans rely on a fair and impartial…

One Iowa hosting SHIIP services to help LGBTQ Iowans navigate Medicare

DES MOINES — One Iowa has been named an official sponsor for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP volunteer Rick Marua will use One Iowa’s space and resources to provide free-of-charge counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care…