Gay Guide

Iowa
Pink Star Rating

5

Capital

Des Moines

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City

Gay Age of Consent

Legal

Lesbian Age of Consent

Legal

Straight Age of Consent

14/16

Legal Notes

Sodomy laws were repealed in Iowa through legislative action in 1978.

Population

1.93 million

Climate

Located in the heart of the North American landmass, Iowa enjoys a climate which is continental in character. In winter the mean pressure of the heart region is higher than that of the surrounding areas, and is accompanied by an outflow of cold, dry air. In summer the mean pressure of the heart region is relatively low, and is accompanied by a general inflow of warm, moist air. There results a marked seasonal contrast in both temperature and precipitation which is characteristic of continental climates. The best time to visit is from May to September.