The Project aims for health equity in the Quad Cities

The Project aims for health equity in the Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES – During a recent visit to a local shelter for people experiencing homelessness, staff members of The Project of the Quad Cities (TPQC) encountered a person who tested positive for HIV. Tomika Abram Within days, TPQC diagnosed and treated the client,...
ICE raids inspire new Mount Pleasant PFLAG

ICE raids inspire new Mount Pleasant PFLAG

MOUNT PLEASANT — The greatest inspiration for a new PFLAG chapter in Mount Pleasant, a town of less than 8,700, was not an LGBTQ-related incident. Bob Mueller Bob Mueller, founder of Mount Pleasant PFLAG, says ICE raids that led to the arrest of 32 people in...
LGBTQ sports leagues thrive in Des Moines, Iowa City

LGBTQ sports leagues thrive in Des Moines, Iowa City

Two LGBTQ-identified sports leagues are increasing their presence in central and eastern Iowa, each in their own ways. In central Iowa, the Pride Sports League is seeking to grow this year beyond its outreach of about 900 recreational players in about a half-dozen...
Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Iowa City Deer Friends is objecting to the mass killing of deer by sharp-shooters and bow-hunters. IOWA CITY  — They call themselves the Iowa City Deer Friends, and they’re out to change the way Iowa City has chosen to respond to complaints about deer invading...
Toxic masculinity can affect victims, too

Toxic masculinity can affect victims, too

Jason Frerichs When I was a child, bullying was part of my existence. I had buck teeth and a stutter, making me a target for all kinds of bullies. I was called names, hit, kicked, spit on, etc. I had my possessions taken and destroyed. I dreaded going to school. As a...