Coming out after age 40 today brings unique challenges

Coming out after age 40 today brings unique challenges

Jason Frerichs Coming out is a long and individual process at any age. When you’re coming out after the age of 40, you have a unique set of challenges. You may have a history of being in a heterosexual marriage. You grew up and discovered your sexuality under...
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...