Category: Eastern Iowa

Four major Pride fests this weekend; Juneteenth celebrations include online events like Accessible Juneteenth

Along with a look at what’s happening for Pride this weekend in Illinois and Iowa, check out The Real Mainstream’s rundown of seven Juneteenth celebrations you can join online, from anywhere, over the next four days.

In addition, find out about a run of events for Quad Citians from Clock Inc. LGBT+ Center, plus the area’s second big annual Pride Fest, Pride Party at Bass Street Landing.

Plus, find links to a dozen or more other Pride events, including the big Iowa City Pride Fest and Dixon Pride.

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Three benefits start tonight for Davenport couple displaced, injured by building collapse

DAVENPORT — If you’re looking to help out Lexus and Peach Berry, the couple that survived the Davenport Hotel collapse May 28, you have three benefits and two direct fundraisers to choose from.

The benefit shows start tonight at Mary’s on 2nd with a diverse show featuring drag, comedy, rap and live music. They continue next weekend at Newman’s Nightclub & Lounge with another drag show and a day-long EDM mini-festival.

You can also purchase T-shirts to benefit the couple directly, or donate to their GoFundMe account. Find all the links here.

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Free NOH8 photos for first 200 people at June 1 event in Davenport

DAVENPORT, IA — Iowa’s only chance to join a NOH8 photo shoot this year also offers a chance to do it for free.

That’s what One Human Family QCA is offering June 1 in Davenport. The first 200 people to show up for the photo shoot will receive their digital print free, a gesture that usually costs $25 to $40.

Since 2010, almost 67,000 people have participated in the NOH8 campaign, which started to stand up for marriage equality and now stands up against policies and laws worldwide that are built on one group oppressing another.

Read about the June 1 photo shoot, plus two more chances to join the NOH8 campaign in Illinois.

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Quad Cities Pride Month features 23 events in Davenport, Moline, Rock Island and keeps growing

QUAD CITIES — All throughout the Quad Cities, it’s a Pride season like never before, with 20 events currently scheduled and more coming almost daily.

Quad Citians can go to two annual festivals, four different meal events, and night of games, sports, movement, education, art and more.

You’ll find all the info you need here to participate — including dates, links, deadlines, links to sign up or register, and some fun background even. Check it out!

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Religious ethics expert to explore deeper meanings of happiness, “god,” in free symposium

The key to finding happiness in a difficult world also involves reconstructing “god.”

That’s one of the premises Dr. Diana Cates will share during her presentation Saturday as part of “Finding Happiness in a Difficult World.” The free symposium is offered by One Human Family QCA, a Davenport-based nonprofit that focuses on educating people about how to report hate crimes and incidents and how to fight hate.

Saturday’s symposium at Scott Community College-Urban Campus in Davenport starts at 9 a.m., though Cates’ presentation isn’t until 11 a.m. Read more about it here.

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