LGBTU holds its first Rainbow Graduation ceremony in the spring.
The UI student organization is renamed the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Union (GLBTAU).
Thirty-nine same-sex couples attempt to obtain marriage licenses in Iowa City but are turned away by Johnson County Recorder Kim Painter, an open lesbian. Painter expresses support for the applicants but cites the state’s law prohibiting her from issuing such licenses.
Organizations that cater to LGBT interests and concerns serve a wide range of communities across the University of Iowa campus. Two examples are the OUTlaws, based at the UI College of Law, and the UI LGBT Staff and Faculty Association.
United Action for Youth, an Iowa City service agency, is represented in the annual pride rally in June.
The UI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center is dedicated on October 29.