LGBTQ, POC: what’s it like to grow up in Iowa?

LGBTQ, POC: what’s it like to grow up in Iowa?

This year’s 50th anniversary of Stonewall, though moving, has also been mired by many episodes of entitlement. These included the shoutdown, at Stonewall Inn itself, of a black transgender woman as she tried to read the names of murdered transgender women and...
Pride continues in Fairfield, Burlington, Quad Cities and more

Pride continues in Fairfield, Burlington, Quad Cities and more

Here’s our latest update of Pride events remaining throughout Iowa and the Midwest! New to the list: June 21 and June 30 Pride events in Iowa City, and a new Queer Pride Takeover at The Depot Brewery in Fairfield! Take a look! Queertopia, Friday, June 21,...
Best Bets April 24 – May 5

Best Bets April 24 – May 5

EAST The Only One, Fri., Apr. 25, 7-8 pm. Learn about African-American Iowans who were the only people of color on their teams, staffs, or boards. African American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Ave., SE, Cedar Rapids. Find it on FB or go to blackiowa.org. Tails and Ales...
No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

No to animals as entertainment, say protestors

Animal rights activist Lynn Gallagher and a small group of eastern Iowa residents continue to make a difference on behalf of animals in captivity, battling both the Johnson County Rodeo and several circuses that take place in Cedar Rapids. More specifically, Lynn...
Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

The theft of a trailer holding an estimated $7,000-plus of custom-designed furniture and equipment is forcing HABA Salon to delay the opening of its new North Liberty location, Hartwood Salon. “Whoever did this was probably keeping an eye on us. The trailer had...