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LGTBQ+ Center

Helping you find community.

The Center provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ+ youth, families, and allies. Programs at the Center are diverse and include support groups, special art offerings, mentoring programs, Pride Café, community service, health initiative classes, parent workshops, financial literacy, tutoring, and career exploration.

The Center is located on the main level of The Estle Center, 1030 5th Avenue SE.

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Where You Belong

At the LGBTQ+ Youth Center, children and teens can express themselves and find support among new friends and mentors.
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Upcoming Events

The Center is open, with strict guidelines in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Support Groups

Our LGBTQ+ Youth and Caregiver Support Groups provide youth and families with opportunities for connection and conversation. We help families build strong relationships and understanding.


Get involved with the Center by volunteering. Support and guide youth at the LGBTQ Youth Center with one-on-one companionship or facilitated group activities.


Partner with us and help provide a safe place for youth to belong, receive support, build friendships, and enhance life skills.
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Program Made Possible By:

We thank the following businesses and organizations for their outreach and support:

Advisory Board

Our LGBTQ+ Center Advisory Board is made up of caring and involved individuals throughout the community guiding the mission and vision of the Center.

Melissa Beastrom
Kate Casaletto
Nancy Humbles

Matt Van Maanen
Griffin McGrath
Haley Flenker
Sheila Wagner

We’re here to help.

If you (or someone with you) are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal, call or text 988 immediately.

Your Life Iowa:                      (Facilitated by Foundation 2)

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:

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