Whether you're questioning how you identify, or are 100% confident, this page is designed for you.



Upcoming Events & Resources for LGBTQ+ Youth

Iowa's Governor's Conference presented by Iowa Safe Schools - April 28th, 2023, 7am - 3:15pm. Registration is due by April 26th, 2023. 

Mental Health Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community - Whether you're seeking online therapy, supportive organizations, or emergency help, you'll find trusted resources here. 

LGBTQ+ College Student Guide - Finding an LGBTQ+ Friendly College

Teen Space Blog: My Coming Out Plan - A roadmap on how to come out to others.

Coming Out - A Resource for LGBTQ Students

National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021 (Trevor Project)

Connect to a Crisis Counselor - Help 24/7, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential, and 100% free

Teen Transgender Support Group- Currently being held virtually 

Iowa Safe Schools- Student Services & Support

Teen Space Blog: Know your RightsWritten for LGBTQ+ youth in schools 

The Trevor Project- 24/7 Crisis Line &  LBGTQ resources and support

Pride Fest Des Moines 2022  - Information on Upcoming Events

Pride Camp- Planned for Summer of 2022

United Community Services HealthcareInformation on LGBTQIA+ friendly Medical Care

OneIowa- Advocacy & Education

Gender Spectrum- Works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens

Trans Student Educational Resources- A youth-led organization dedicated to transforming educational environments for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment

GLSEN- A national organization committed to ensuring safe schools for all LGBTQ students

National Center for Transgender Equality - Information about the Transgender Community

LGBTQ Justice - First Unitarian Church of Des Moines- Transgender Action Group in Des Moines

5 Young Transgender Activists to Know

Using Chosen Names Reduces Odds of Depression and Suicide in Transgender Youths