Resources

===KNOW YOUR RIGHTS===

IOWA GUIDE TO CHANGING LEGAL IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
http://thisismeiowa.org/sites/docs/338930979-iowa-guide-to-changing-lega...

DISCRIMINATION IN IOWA
http://thisismeiowa.org/sites/docs/325081130-where-do-i-fit-in-a-snapsho...

TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER
http://transgenderlawcenter.org

ACHEIVING LGBTQ EQUALITY THROUGH LITIGATION, LEGILATION, POLICY, AND PUBLIC EDUCATION 40 YEARS
www.nclrights.org

STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING A TRANSGENDER CHILD
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/when-your-adult-child-breaks-your-h...
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===SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE===

FORGE, A NATIONAL TRANSGENDER ANTI-VIOLENCE ORGANIZATION
http://forge-forward.org
P.O. Box 1272 Milwaukee, WI 53201 | Tel: 414.559.2123

RIVERVIEW CENTER, SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES-OPEN 24 HOURS
http://www.riverviewcenter.org/services
2600 Dodge St, Dubuque, IA 52003
Dubuque:1-888-557-0310
Cedar Rapids: 1-319-540-0080
Galena: 1-815-777-8155
Mt. Carroll- 1-815-244-7704
Manchester- 1-563-927-1524
Waterloo- 1-319-939-9599
Decorah- 1-563-380-3332

LGBTQIA SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP
1ST, 3RD WEDNESDAYS 2ND, 4TH MONDAYS OF THE MONTH 7PM
3030 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310

TRANSFORMATIVE HEALING (Serve Johnson, Polk, Story, and Linn counties)
A safe space for LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence
http://www.thiowa.org/
Des Moines office 515-850-7664
Iowa city office 319-389-8430
main line 515-850-8081
Des Moines Office: Iowa City Office:
3030 Merle Hay Road 1700 S.1st Ave, #25F
Des Moines, IA 50310 Iowa City, IA 52245

Iowa Sexual Assault Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-284-7821

Iowa Domestic Violence Helpline
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-770-1650

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===HEALTHCARE===

FORGE'S LIST OF TRANS-FRIENDLY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SERVING WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS
http://thisismeiowa.org/physicians-wisconsin-illiniois-2014.pdf (updated as of October 2014)

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LGBTQ CLINIC
http://www.uilgbtqclinic.com/

UI HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Iowa River Landing
105 East 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241
Tel: 319-467-2000
Toll Free: 855-467-3700
Fax: 319-467-2512
Request Internal Medicine LGBTQ Clinic

EMMA GOLDMAN CLINIC
HRT Emma Goldman Clinic affordable sliding scale with other woman's health services
emmagoldman.com
227 N. Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52245
319.337.2111
800.848.7684

CRESCENT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (Dubuque, IA)
www.crescentCHC.org
1789 Elm St. Suite A Dubuque, IA 52001

HRT PLANNED PARENTHOOD CENTERS CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/iowa/cedar-rapids/52402/...
3425 First Ave SE, Suite 100
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
p: 877.811.7526

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===SCHOOL AND TRANSGENDER STUDENTS===

What Are My Rights at School?
The federal Title IX law which was withdrawn by Donald Trump, which bans sex discrimination in schools, had been interpreted by courts and the US Justice and Education Departments to prohibit discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming students. Donald Trump has withdrawn guidance and left this issue up to the states. For any state outside of Iowa please contact your local government to find out what your state laws are for the protection of transgender students.

IN IOWA:
You have the right to be treated according to the gender you identify with. Your school cannot require you to provide legal or medical evidence in order to have your gender respected.
You have the right to be called by the name and pronouns consistent with your gender identity.
You have the right not to be bullied or harassed because you are transgender or gender non-conforming. If school administrators become aware of bullying or harassment they must take action to end it.
You have the right to equal educational opportunities regardless of your gender, including your gender identity or expression, or your race, nationality, or disability. This includes not being punished or excluded from school activities or events because you are transgender or gender non-conforming.
You have the right to dress and present yourself in a way that is consistent with your gender identity, so long as you follow rules for how to dress that apply to all students. This includes how you dress at school every day as well as for dances, graduation, and other school events.
You have the right to use restrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities that are consistent with your gender identity, and can’t be forced to use separate facilities.
You have the right to privacy concerning your transgender status and gender transition. Any such information kept in school records must be kept private and not shared without your permission unless the school has a legitimate reason that it not based on gender bias.
You have the right not to be harassed or discriminated against based gender stereotypes, including stereotypes about sexual orientation.
You have the right to join or start a Gay-Straight Alliance or Pride Alliance, and to have your group treated like other student groups.
(http://www.transequality.org/know-your-rights/schools)

CONTACTS:
Dubuque Senior High School- Gay Straight Alliance
Hempstead High School- Gay Straight Alliance
Dubuque Community School Counselors http://www.dbqschools.org/district/departments/counseling-services/
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===SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES AND SUPPORT GROUPS===

CO DUBUQUE
http://www.codbq.org/events/

OUT & PROUD - GAY DUBUQUE
https://www.facebook.com/gaydubuque/

THE SMOKESTACK (DUBUQUE, IA)
http://www.smokestackdbq.com/
62 East 7th Street ~ Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ~ smokestackdbq@gmail.com

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY CENTER (DUBUQUE, IA)
1157 Central Avenue, Dubuque, IA
THE MFC HOLDS A LGBTQ + FAMILIES GROUP. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
563-582-3681.
https://www.mfcdbq.org/

DUBUQUE TRANSGENDER- EDUCATION, INFORMATION, AND UNDERSTANDING
http://dubtrans.webs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Dubuque-Transgender-406258396152039/

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, & QUEER RESOURCE CENTER
http://csil.uiowa.edu/multicultural/lgbtrc/

CHICAGO PRIDE
http://chicago.gopride.com/

PFLAG (MADISON, WI)
1704 ROBERTS COURT, MADISON, WI
http://www.pflag-madison.org/

WISCONSIN PRIDE (MADISON,WI)
http://isthmus.com/events/pride-parade-annual/

WISCONSIN PRIDE (MILWAUKEE, WI)
http://pridefest.com/

STUDIO 13 NIGHTCLUB (IOWA CITY, IA)
http://www.sthirteen.com/
13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240

LGBTQ COMMUNITY @ UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
https://diversity.uiowa.edu/community/lgbtq-community

IOWA CITY PRIDE
http://www.iowacitypride.com/

LGBTQ MOVIE OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR FREE (IOWA CITY, IA)
Every Monday @4pm
Doors open @ 3:30pm for seating
Iowa City Senior Center
28 South Linn street, Iowa City, IA

CEDAR RAPIDS PRIDE
http://crpridefest.com/

BELLE'S BASIX GAY BAR (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
3916 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

PFLAG (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
PFLAG Monthly Meeting
7:00 pm 2nd Thursday at Grant Wood AEA
4401 6th St SW, CR, IA 52404
http://www.pflagcr.com/

PFLAG (DES MOINES, IA)
Unitarian Universalist Church
Every 3rd Tuesday @ 7PM
1800 Bell Ave, Des Moines, IA

POCQAT MOSOON COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER (DES MOINES, IA)
1st Sunday of the Month 12-2
4952 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA
https://www.facebook.com/pocqat/

TRANSFORMATIONS IOWA, COMMUNITY ROOM (URBANDALE, IA)
https://www.facebook.com/transformationsiowa/
Transformations Iowa is a support group for transgender and non-binary people
with meetings in Des Moines, Urbandale, and Cedar Rapids.
Contact Urbandale United Church of Christ
3530 70th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
515-276-0625

MEETINGS FOR PARENTS OF GENDER-CREATIVE KIDS (DES MOINES, IA)
CHILDREN'S LIBRARY AT PLYMOUTH CHURCH
3rd Wednesday of every month, 6PM
4126 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312

DES MOINES VET CENTER LGBTQ SUPPORT GROUP (DES MOINES, IA)
2nd Monday of every month
1821 22nd street #115 West Des Moines, 50266

CONNECTIONS GAME NIGHT (QUAD CITIES)
Wednesdays
822 West 2nd st. Davenport, IA

CONNECTIONS DRAG SHOW (QUAD CITIES)
Fridays @ 11pm
822 West 2nd st. Davenport, IA

TRANSCEND NORTH IOWA (CHARLES CITY, IA)
106 Milwaukee St 319-359-7774
Charles City, IA 50616 United States
http://transcendnorthiowa.com/
Please check the website and/or contact Transcend for support group
meeting schedule.

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