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The 2019 Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth will take place on Monday, April 1st, 2019 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

Founded in 2006, the Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth is the nation's largest LGBTQ youth gathering. Over 1500 individuals from all 99 Iowa counties attended in 2018.

The Conference is predicated on the mission of creating safe and inclusive schools and communities for LGBTQ youth in Iowa.

Iowa Safe Schools offers direct services and supports to students who have been bullied anywhere in the state of Iowa.

Our main office is located in Des Moines, but our staff is able to come directly to you wherever you are. Our services are tailored to YOUR experience and what you want help with. We also provide support and information to parents and teachers of students who have been bullied.

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  • “6 in10 LGBTQ students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation.”

  • “92 percent of LGBTQ youth say they’ve hearing negative messages about being LGBTQ, the top sources include the school, the Internet, and peers”