Tomorrow and Sunday, MCC of the Quad Cities holds its annual Cookie Walk, featuring traditional sugary treats but also sugar-free, gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free cookies, cakes, candies and breads.
It’s one of many events that have grown as MCC of the Quad Cities strives to be more than a church, not just Christian, and beyond LGBTQ. Learn about Metropolitan Community Church’s history of leadership, social justice, community service, and fun events intended for everyone seeking a connection and healthy relationships.
The results are in for our first-ever TRM Poll, and the clear winner: presidential campaigns should last no more than three months.
This, after former President Donald J. Trump has already thrown us into a two-year presidential election.
America has a longer campaign season than most countries — and worse voter turnout than almost three dozen.
Read more interesting context about the TRM Poll and results. You can also take our new December poll: What’s your favorite rendition over the last 69 years of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” ? You can vote until Dec. 23.
Viminda Shafer leads The Village Project, a chance to learn about gender, pronouns and other things LGBTQ+.
Find ways to honor National Coming Out Day Oct. 11, and LGBTQ+ History Month all through October, at communities throughout Illinois and Iowa.
Evanston, Berwyn, Cedar Rapids and the Iowa Green Party are among the Illinois and Iowa entities exploring ranked choice voting.
Now that abortion is no longer a constitutional right in America, the state of Illinois and its commitment to supporting “a woman’s right to choose” is pivotal to many other states’ responses to the historic overturn of Roe V. Wade two months ago. It’s happening in...
DAVENPORT -- You'll find some beloved veteran local musicians, like Jordan Danielsen and Wicked Liz and the Belly Swirls. You'll find a drag pageant and new title-holders crowned. You'll find vendors and local groups -- all things folks are accustomed to seeing at...
Read about why it’s time to rebrand monkeypox to MPX, the history of MPX, and other timely questions and answers.
DAVENPORT -- RAYGUN, the legendary Des Moines-based T-shirt printer and creator of one-liners, announced Friday it is opening a store in downtown Davenport. Located at 2nd St and 2nd Ave., in the lower floor of the new Urbane210 apartment complex, the RAYGUN Davenport...
ROCK ISLAND -- Clock Inc. is both starting something new, and honoring a long-held tradition, with the kick-off of QC PrimeTime for "mature" LGBTQ+ adults in the Quad Cities. Adam Peters, Clock Inc.'s development director, decided to start the group after several...
Burlington, Fairfield, Ottumwa, Humboldt County, Dubuque and Decorah are helping to keep LGBTQ+ Pride in small-town Iowa strong.
LGBTQ+ Pride events for the Quad Cities continue Saturday with a parade and evening Pride celebration in Moline despite cancellation of a youth drag workshop and show.
DAVENPORT, IA — “Being & Belonging” is an international look at living with HIV and AIDS, and it’s coming to the Quad Cities Thursday courtesy of The Project of the Quad Cities, DeLaCerda House, and Figge Art Museum.
Read about the artists featured in the film, plus learn about seven other World AIDS Day events happening in Iowa and Illinois.
It features artists from Columbia, Mexico, Korea and more sharing what it’s like to live with HIV and AIDS in different cultures and countries.
This World AIDS Day commemoration, among many throughout Iowa and Illinois, also includes a reception and vigil. The Dec. 1 event starts at 5:30 p.m.
With victims’ and heroes’ names now released, and accounts shared of Saturday night’s mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, more events and support are coming from LGBTQ+ groups throughout Iowa and Illinois.
The Garden Nightclub in Des Moines plans a benefit show Friday evening, and Basix in Cedar Rapids holds a benefit show Nov. 27. Mary’s on 2nd in Davenport is also working on putting together a memorial and fundraiser for Club Q, but details are not yet finalized.
Groups like The Project of the Quad Cities are also stepping up efforts to circulate information about mental health support lines.
Burlesque as therapy, self-discovery, empowerment and exploring gender will all be part of tonight’s Striptease Academy 2022 Showcase at The Spotlight Theatre in Moline. It’s one of the year’s last big events for Mary Quite Contrary’s House of Burlesque. It’s one of the year’s final events for MQC’s, a Quad Cities burlesque troupe that’s been performing and providing burlesque and striptease education for six years.
With new efforts to reach marginalized identities like the indigenous and people without homes, a national organization is conducting the U.S. Trans Survey, the largest-ever survey of transgender Americans.
The deadline to participate in the survey is Nov. 21, and this is the first time it’s happened since 2015. The survey is conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) and will help activists, caregivers, and community leaders better understand the transgender experience across the country, organizers say.
“This is a trans survey by trans people and for trans people,” says Josie Caballero, the National Center’s special projects director.
Diversity is the key to this year’s Mic Check Poetry Fest, says organizer Caleb Rainey. In addition to headliners Patricia Smith and Ebony Stewart, the festival also features seven top Midwestern poets who are diverse “both racially and in terms of queer,” and activities that are suited to writers who are new or seasoned.
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