One Iowa to co-present at LGBT Rural Summit

DES MOINES — One Iowa, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, will co-present the Iowa LGBT Rural Summit with the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights and Drake University Agricultural Law Center on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Drake University’s Parents Hall.

The summit is part of the National LGBT Rural Summit Series, a set of events aimed at sparking conversation about LGBT people’s lives in rural American communities and connecting LGBT people with valuable programs and services. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will present keynote remarks.

“Here in the heartland, our challenges and opportunities are specific to who we are and where we live,” One Iowa Executive Director Donna Red Wing said. “This summit is an extraordinary opportunity for Iowans to share their realities as LGBTQ persons in a rural state with our national partners, and it’s a great venue to exchange resources and ideas.”

The Iowa LGBT Rural Summit is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend must register online.

via press release