10/29/14 - 10/29/14
Launched the Rainbow Letters
I currently serve as the Executive Producer of the project, which is collecting letters written by the children of LGBTQ parents about their experiences.
10/22/14 - 10/22/14
Keynoted the Iowa Women's Foundation annual luncheon
I was the first man and the youngest guest to ever keynote the signature event of the Iowa Women's Foundation--an immense honor.
8/30/14 - present
Returned to Scouts for Equality
After my time at the White House, I returned to Scouts for Equality full time as its executive director.
5/27/14 - 8/29/14
Interned at the White House
I worked in the White House Office of Communications during the summer of 2014.
5/17/14 - 5/17/14
Completed my studies at the University of Iowa
I graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in Sustainability Studies.
5/23/13 - 5/23/13
The Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay youth.
Less than a year after the formation of SFE, and just months after pledging not to relent, the BSA ended its 35-year-old ban on gay youth.
4/5/13 - 4/5/13
Won the Harry S. Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship is a nationally-competitive scholarship for demonstrated leadership, public service, and academic achievement.
6/6/12 - 6/6/12
Co-founded Scouts for Equality
SFE is the leading national campaign to end discrimination in the Boy Scouts of America.
9/6/12 - 9/6/12
Spoke in prime time at the Democratic National Convention
4/26/12 - 4/26/12
Appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
He asked me to babysit his kids. Cross that off the bucket list.
4/30/12 - 4/30/12
Penguin Books published "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family"
It quickly became a national bestseller.
12/31/11 - 12/31/11
"Zach Wahls Speaks About Family" announced as most-watched political video of 2011, with 18M+ views
7/10/11 - 12/9/11
Wrote "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family"
2/4/11 - 2/4/11
"Zach Wahls Speaks About Family" hit 1M+ YouTube views
1/31/11 - 1/31/11
Testified before Iowa House Judiciary Committee
8/24/09 - 8/24/09
Enrolled at the University of Iowa
7/15/09 - 7/15/09
Founded Iowa City Learns LLC
Iowa City Learns was our community's first peer tutoring company.