International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Iowa needs to become a leader in equality once again Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Starting in 2004, this day of action is celebrated in over 130 countries around the world, many where same-sex relationships are still criminalized. While June is celebrated as LGTBQ+ Pride month in the United States, May […]

Don’t Say Gay Bill – Gaines Column

It Takes All Sorts As I have walked my road in life, I have encountered many different types of people. They have come from a variety of cultures, communities, ages, and professions. This has helped me become more understanding and appreciating of the diverse world in which we live. That why, with my background and […]

Republicans Want Restroom Referees for Iowa Students

Iowa Republicans moved ahead with the first of many bills banning trans and nonbinary Iowans from the restroom that matches their gender identity in an education subcommittee yesterday.  Senate File 224 prohibits people from entering “single and multiple occupancy toilet facilities in elementary and secondary schools that do not correspond with the person’s biological gender,” […]

2020 and the LGBTQIA+ of Iowa

While these attacks on the LGBTQIA+ rights and specifically transgender rights and access are being hurled at us like a blind giant hurls boulders - they are often attempts by the government to obfuscate other legislation to distract us from other matters.

I am Ysa

I am Ysandril Minerva Morrigan. I am a mother. I am a healer. I am a fighter. If you found out after a lifetime of sorrow that you had finally found your answer, would you not fiercely defend and protect it?