Sharon Malheiro was a guest on Iowa Public Radio’s program, River to River on Tuesday, April 2. IPR’s Ben Keiffer hosted the discussion, “The Varnum Decision: 10 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa,” looking back at how the Varnum v. Brien decision changed the lives of many Iowans. Sharon spoke about her role founding One Iowa, the state-wide coalition promoting equality for LGBTQ+ Iowans, and her work in the Varnum v. Brien case.
On Friday, April 12, One Iowa held their annual gala event celebrating marriage equality in Iowa. At the event, Sharon presented the “Sharon K. Malheiro Outstanding Leadership Award” to UnityPoint Health - Des Moines for their work advocating for equality in healthcare for LGBTQ+ individuals.