Category Archives: GLBT

Action Alert From OneIowa

  I wanted to make sure you saw this call to action. Please join us in the fight against religious exemptions to defend LGBTQ Iowans and many others from discrimination. A Senate subcommittee will discuss this religious exemption bill (SSB … Continue reading

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Pride Parades In Iowa This Weekend

Iowa City Pride Saturday, June 17 Corner of Linn St. and Washington St.; Iowa City, IA Heartland Pride Parade – Council Bluffs Saturday, June 17 Council Bluffs, IA

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How Could This Happen?

Republicans lost no time in blaming Muslims for the massacre in Orlando last weekend. As the investigation unfolds it becomes more and more clear that the perpetrator was a lone wolf who was really screwed up. Apparently he was really … Continue reading

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Iowa City Pride Parade Noon Today

The annual Iowa City Pride Parade is a tradition of fun for the whole family. Join us as a participant or just watch with friends on a warm June afternoon. Parade starts at noon and travels through Downtown Iowa City … Continue reading

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PSA From Progress Iowa For Independence Day

How-To: Talk to your Conservative Uncle at 4th of July! By Progress Iowa Discuss confidently with your Conservative Uncle as he goes through the 5 stages of SCOTUS Grief As you spend time with friends and family this holiday weekend, … Continue reading

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Heartsill’s Anti-Gay Witch Hunt Empowers Bullies, Misleads Educators

For Immediate Release: May 28th, 2015 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Des Moines, Iowa — In recent weeks, State Representative Greg Heartsill (R-Chariton) has engaged in a series of attacks and attempts to misinform his fellow legislators, Iowa educators, and … Continue reading

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Independent Survey Shows Bob Vander Plaats’ Irrelevance With Voters

Editor’s note: With the coming of the first in the nation Presidential test Iowa caucuses, Bob Vander Plaats is moving into the role of a potential king maker within the Republican Party. Since the Republican caucuses in Iowa have a … Continue reading

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A Sign Of Hope At West Des Moines Dowling

The proverbial uprising in Indiana and Arkansas against legalizing discrimination based on a class of citizens last week was somewhat heartwarming. It has been amazing what Americans have let pass from our representatives both at a state and national level … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Hobby Lobby

As a son of a woman, a spouse to a woman, the father of two young women and the uncle of several women, I could hardly let the decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius go by without comment. Briefly this … Continue reading

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Krause Criticizes Findley Appointment

Bob Krause is exploring a run for governor of Iowa. I am not endorsing him or any other candidate as yet. I present this as a fine example of the arrogance with which Branstad has treated the people of Iowa, … Continue reading

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