A LGBTQIA+ Community

" I love having a safe environment where I can talk about not only my stories with LGBTQ+ characters/themes, but what it's like to be a gay writer and reader."


About the Room

Are you part of the LGBTQIA+ community and looking for a safe location to write and learn together? The Rainbow Room is the place to be!

We know how hard it can be to be "out" and find a place to call home. The Rainbow Room is here to support you. With lessons revolving around LGBTQIA+ topics and a wonderful, welcoming concierge team, you can be sure to find a comforting family. 

In 2016 and 2017, The Rainbow Room attended Pride in Iowa City. We hosted a booth that included face painting, LGBTQIA jewelry, a "Tell Your Story" booklet for people to share their coming out tales, treats, and bubbles. We had a great turn out and can't wait to attend Pride in 2018. 

We've had a vast array of the community join us, especially in the student realm. We've held exciting sessions such as: the coming out story, identity in fiction, and queercoding. 

The Rainbow Room meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Iowa City Public Library, Room B, from 6:00-8:00pm.

Featured Writer

Have a story being published in an anthology or as a book? Let us know! Each month we will feature a writer in the community and the brand new piece of work. 


Concierges: In order left-to-right, Will Billmeyer, and Elizabeths Chesak and Casey. Will also serves as our Substitute Concierge, filling in for other Rooms.