Tag: One Iowa

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…

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…