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Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition

Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition (IQCC)

An initiative from the Iowa Commission of Latino Affairs


The Iowa Queer Communities of Color's mission is to use an intersectional lens to address the inequity of services, lack of support and space, socioeconomic disparities, and institutional racism experienced by our communities through education, advocacy, intentional inclusivity and organizing.


Queer Communities of color in Iowa will be empowered to take collective action resulting in social change to obtain holistic wellness, equity and interpersonal growth.

Survey-LGBTQ+ Communities of Color

The coalition issued a survey to get feedback from the community about their needs and concerns. The results will be coming out soon.

IQCC Members

  • Gabby Guerra Ceron, Co-Chair

  • Buffy Jamison, Co-Chair

  • Marlu Abarca, Secretary and Commission Vice-Chair

  • Destinee Woodris

  • Jeanina Messerly 

  • Ric Tennenbaum