LGBTQ+ Alumni & Allies

The LGBTQ+ Alums and Allies is a Drake University community of graduates who identify as LGBTQ+ or allies. In addition to staying connected to one another, we're here to support current and prospective students, faculty, and administrators at Drake by advocating for and practicing inclusivity and empowerment.

LGBTQ+ Drake Community

Events & Opportunities

Look for LGBTQ+ Alums and Allies events and opportunities throughout the year, such as a reunion during Relays and participation in the Capital City Pride Parade in Des Moines, and the annual Rainbow Welcome in the fall for incoming and current LGBTQ+ students and allies as well as faculty and staff. An advisory council of alums collaborates with Drake University to present events and foster connections within the community.


If you would like to volunteer please fill out the form at the link below and we will get in touch with you.



Social Media

Connect with us on social media by joining the Drake University Alumni LGBTQ+ Facebook group and liking the Drake Univeristy Alumni Facebook page.

Drake University Alumni - Facebook Page

LGBTQ+ Community - Facebook Group



Want to make sure you’re receiving communication about the LGBTQ+ Alums and Allies group or want to learn more about the advisory council? Or just have questions? Contact Lynn Bolinger or Greg Lin to learn more.

Lynn Bolinger

Lynn Bolinger, AS'93

LGBTQ+ Chair

Consumer Marketing Manager
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Greg Lin

Greg Lin

Assistant Director
Volunteer Engagement

Phone: (515) 271-1947

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