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Iowa Safe Schools Statement on Pride 2018

IOWA (June 1st, 2018)- Today officially kicks off LGBTQ Pride Month, a celebration of monumental victories, equal rights, and an important reflection time for those we have lost. Iowa Safe Schools Executive Director, Nate Monson, who is available for interviews, released the following statement.

“On behalf of Iowa Safe Schools, we are very excited to be a part of all the Prides across Iowa. It is an important time to celebrate and affirm identities, recognize the progress we’ve made, and remember those who sacrificed so much to get us to where we are today. As our fight continues for LGBTQ youth, Pride is a time to re-energize for all the work we have yet to accomplish, including banning conversion therapy, adding gender identity to the states hate crimes law, and building mental health services for LGBTQ youth.”

Iowa Safe Schools will be attending Prides in Sioux City, Dubuque, Des Moines, Iowa City, Coralville, Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Orange City, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Ames, and the Quad Cities. If you would like Iowa Safe Schools to attend your Pride celebration, please contact

Monson added, “Pride is much more than a celebration, it symbolizes the collective progress of creating safe and inclusive communities across Iowa. We are grateful and thankful for all the individuals planning and hosting Pride’s across Iowa—thank you for all your hard work!!

About Iowa Safe Schools

Iowa Safe Schools is Iowa’s leading LGBTQ statewide organization and provides safe, supportive, and nurturing learning environments and communities for LGBTQ youth through education, outreach, and advocacy.