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Who We Are

The University of Iowa Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Staff & Faculty Association (the "Association") was organized in 1990 to support the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, queer campus community.

The Association is open to any University employee -
merit staff, professional/scientific staff, graduate assistant, faculty, administrator or community member.

Meetings are held monthly and feature guest presentations as well as discussions of current topics recommended by members. In addition, the Association sponsors other public activities throughout the year ranging from lectures to cultural performances and social events.

The Association is governed by the membership-at-large. Business responsibilities are supervised by a volunteer executive board.

The Association's services and activities are open to everyone.


For general comments or questions, please contact the Association by e-mail at or
David McCartney
Special Collections and University Archives

Jefri Palermo
School of Social Work


Educational Programs
Provides on-site programs to educate and sensitize the University community on a wide range of topics concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their relationship to the university community-at-large.
Social Programs
The Association creates opportunities to bridge the faculty, staff, students and local community through sponsorship of dances, movies, picnics, lectures, etc. Please refer to the Diversity Calendar for further information.