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‘I'm not alone’: Annual Iowa Safe Schools event creates safe space for young LGBTQ Iowans

Posted on AllSides April 6th, 2024
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Iowa Safe Schools' annual LGBTQ youth event took place Friday, welcoming more than 800 students, educators and families from across the state to the Meadow Events & Conference Center in Altoona. The event fell just days after the 15th anniversary of Varnum v. Brien, a 2009 Iowa Supreme Court case which led to the legalization of same-sex marriage and Trans Visibility Day. Since 2005, the all-day affair known as the Governor's Conference on LGBTQ Youth serves as a way to celebrate and empower students as well as equip them and...

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