Events in Illinois and Iowa
Week of Events
Join in Sunday worship online or in-person. Explicitly affirming of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Weekly Sunday gathering of the UUC of the Quad Cities. Now meeting in person!
A "welcoming" UCC congregation that meets in historic downtown Burlington. Featuring children's church, all-ages fellowship, civic-mindedness, and LGBTQ outreach.
Iowa's only Metropolitan Community Church holds LGBTQ-identified non-denominational worship and community. Social hour at 10, service at 11.
LGBTQ-affirming Christian congregation holding in-person and zoom services. Numerous workshops and humanitarian efforts regularly.
This family-friendly drag brunch raises money for Iowa City Pridefest, happening June 18.
Enjoy tarot readers, palmistry, mediums, reiki, artists and craftsmen, food trucks, a bar, vendors, and workshops at this two-day event.
For anyone in 6th through 12th grade in the Dubuque County area who is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Online or in-person.
A safe space for parents and caregivers of LGBTQ+ youth to connect with others and explore topics.
Join this gathering for adults in the Quad Cities area who identify as LGBTQIAA.
Weekly no-drop, 20- to 30-mile gravel ride. Open to all!
Safe and supportive environment for youth that includes education on topics like coming out and coping with anxiety. Community engagement opportunities available.
Comedy Open Mic at the upper deck, along with burger and drink special. Sign up by 9 p.m.
Free hot meals for LGBTQ+ Chicagoans in need.
Learn from instructor Zanetta Hoehle about three ways to make a clasp that matches your wire work!. No experience needed. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line. Fee includes instructions and supplies. Beading stations are distanced and masks are required. Demos projected onto a large screen.
For all LGBTQ+ high school aged youth "who have faced adversity." Registration always open at https://forms.gle/kvzDL6iAVEnUb7Ey9
Gathering for junior and high school girls to combine art, discussion movies and learning to nurture social justice and activism.
Buy one drink and receive a second for a penny, all night.
Games and socializing with one of Iowa's top drag performers.
United Action for Youth invites BIPOC Youth (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and allies to "be seen, be heard, and be yourself." The night features group activities and pizza. Email Tony Branch to learn about bus passes and any other questions.
Looking for resources and support as a trans or gender-nonconforming young person in Southern Illinois? Visit Rainbow Cafe for Transitions for community, friends, and plenty of resources and support!
Kick off the Quad City Rollers' seven-week training. No skating experience is required, and anyone age 18 or older is welcome to attend. "Our newbie coaches will help you learn everything you need to know in a no-pressure fun environment." Click on the link below for required gear, information on dues, practice schedules and more. Email [email protected] for more information.
For individuals questioning their gender and/or sexuality. Body-positive, LGBTQ-friendly, and welcoming to people of all genders and gender expressions.
Join comedian Spencer Loucks at Sanctuary Pub in Iowa City for an evening of trivia that includes a $50 gift certificate for the winning team.
Sign up by 10 pm for a show that starts at 10:30. Drink specials, too. Open to 19+.
Gathering for high schoolers in the Quad Cities area who identify as LGBTQIAA.
You might have heard the term "non-binary" within the past few years, or perhaps "genderqueer" or the use of unfamiliar pronouns. This presentation shall explain these terms, what it means when someone claims them, and etiquette around non-binary people. K (they/them and she/her) is a hospice chaplain, wedding officiant, and textile artist. They have facilitated workshops for church groups that want to be more LGBTQIA2 inclusive but didn't know where to start, and they were on the diversity committee for the Embroiderers Guild of America. In undergrad they interned at…
Win cash and prizes at this special event hosted by Krystal Ball and Anchantriss.$5 for six bingo cards.
Students with valid ID receive most drinks for $3 every Thursday night. First drink free.
Sign up to compete, or join the audience! If performing, sign up by 9:30: cash prizes of $50 and $100.
Prairie Pride Coalition's virtual LGBTQIA+ support group is a chance to discuss topics such as coming out, dealing with rejection, relationships, safe sex, mental health, and more - join in via Zoom and share what's on your mind!
Calling all Southern Illinois LGBTQIA+ youth ages 13 to 17! Rainbow Cafe holds a weekly Drop-In with video games, karaoke, and all kinds of fun!
This free event is for LGBTQ+ youth in the Siouxland area!
It's another night of adult entertainment at Varieties Nightclub in Davenport, with the theme of "grown and sexy." Expect the explicit!.
Join the Saddle Gurls every Friday and Saturday night at The Blazing Saddle for a different themed show.
Learn to use tools and gravity to shape beads, from Karen Kubby! You'll make a bicone and vase shape. "Lots of practice will lead to consistent results." Basic lampworking skills are required. Registration includes all materials, instruction, use of studio and tools, and annealing. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line.
t of This two-part event, will help you find the tools to "support and surround LGBTQ+ people in every sector of this community, from health care facilities to small businesses, churches to school classrooms" writes The Project. Lunch included! Register here: https://givebutter.com/WycCgW
Join the fun and fundraising at one of the Midwest's oldest LGBTQ+ bars.
Use your peyote skills to make embellished leaves that are wonderful as a pendant, earrings, or a branch full of them cascading down a lariat. Instructor Karen Kubby will also offer modifications to make them thinner, wider, and longer. Basic peyote stitch skills are required; call for a private tutorial if needed! Registration includes all materials and instruction. Register in person, via phone at 319 338-1566, or on-line. Beading stations are distanced and masks are required. Demos projected onto a large screen.
This gathering is for youth ages 9 to 12 in southern Illinois and provides snacks, games and "cool friends."