Tag: One Iowa

One Iowa celebrates eight years of marriage equality

DES MOINES — Eight years ago today on April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously decided to uphold Iowa’s legacy of equality and make Iowa the third state in the nation to establish marriage equality (Varnum v. Brien). Six brave plaintiff couples and families raised their voices, shared their stories, and stood up to…

One Iowa Statement on the Supreme Court declining transgender teen’s case

DES MOINES — On Monday, March 6, the Supreme Court announced it would no longer hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G after the Trump administration withdrew guidance that said Title IX granted discrimination protections to transgender students. The Supreme Court vacated an appeal court’s decision in favor of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student and…

One Iowa, Iowa Energy partner for LGBTQ Night

DES MOINES — One Iowa, a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) advocacy organization, and Iowa Energy, the state’s NBA D-League affiliated professional basketball team, are partnering to host an LGBTQ Night at Wells Fargo Arena on Monday, Feb. 13. Iowa Energy’s 7 p.m. game will be followed by a courtside drag show…

One Iowa to hold LGBTQ Day on the Hill on Thursday

DES MOINES — One Iowa, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization, will hold an LGBTQ Day on the Hill on Thursday, Jan. 12. The organization projects 150-200 LGBTQ Iowans and their allies will gather to speak with legislators about the importance of full equality for their community. “I am honored to…

One Iowa names new executive director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel

DES MOINES — After a national search, One Iowa, the state’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization, named Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel its new executive director. Hoffman-Zinnel will begin leading the organization in January 2017. “I could not be more pleased with the choice of the search committee,” One Iowa’s current executive director Donna Red…