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Mike Goll and Dave Klennert live in Orange City, Iowa. The couple runs the local Pride festival and they are taking legal action against the city for discrimination. Photos:

What Pete Buttigieg Doesn’t Understand About LGBTQ Life in Iowa

Mayor Pete didn’t come to the state as a gay candidate. If he did, he would have discovered what the need for change really looks like.

TThe terror of a winter storm in Iowa is that everything looks the same. You can go from safe to unsafe, fast. Caught in the snow…




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Lyz Lenz

Lyz Lenz

Author of God Land. Columnist for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The book Belabored is forthcoming from Bold Type Books in August of 2020.

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