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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

July 20th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality in Federal Law

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act – legislation to enshrine marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples into federal law. The bill would also formally repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality. Despite national support for marriage equality reaching record high levels, 157 House Republicans voted against the measure. “In our country, freedom is sacred. And that includes the freedom to marry the person you love,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “While the vast majority... Read More

Get Your Pride On At Pride Party Saturday In Moline!

June 17th, 2022
Get Your Pride On At Pride Party Saturday In Moline!

Come join in the fun at The Pride Party at Saturday, June 18 at Bass Street Landing in Moline! 5-6 p.m. – Youth Drag Show sponsored by Clock, Inc. 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Live Music by Been There Done That 9-11 p.m. – Drag Performances starring: Candi Stratton – emcee & host Lyrica Simone Dominique Zaire Sinclaire Snaps Chasen El-Lewis Izzy James MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE: PRIDE PARTY  Read More

Davenport’s Varieties Nightclub Holding St. Patrick’s Day Bash

March 12th, 2022
Davenport's Varieties Nightclub Holding St. Patrick's Day Bash

Varieties Nightclub St. Patrick’s Day Bash will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, 822 W 2nd St, Davenport! Drink specials, a drag show, live entertainment and more!    Read More

‘Iowa is Better Than This’ Statewide event Feb. 16 Laments Iowa’s Discriminatory Legislation

February 11th, 2022
‘Iowa is Better Than This’ Statewide event Feb. 16 Laments Iowa’s Discriminatory Legislation

During the past year, the Iowa Legislature proposed and even codified into law bills that attempt to normalize discrimination, reduce voting access and hurt many citizens of this state. Legislators are proposing more of the same during this year’s session of the General Assembly. To call out these efforts and stand up for the rights of all Iowa citizens, particularly the most vulnerable, One Human Family of the QCA, along with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Iowa, the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa & Action Fund and Progress Iowa, is sponsoring a free statewide “Iowa... Read More

Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

December 3rd, 2021
Rock Island Speakeasy Set For Annual Holiday Themed Drag Show TONIGHT!

Friday, December 3, The Speakeasy located in downtown Rock Island is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their annual Holiday Spectacular!  This special show will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! The Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! This month’s special guest emcee is local stand-up comedian Leslie Mitchell. “Leslie... Read More

Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island’s Speakeasy Friday Night

December 2nd, 2021
Viva Las Divas Are Back At Rock Island's Speakeasy Friday Night

On December 3, The Speakeasy, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, is thrilled to welcome back the areas premiere drag show VIVA LA DIVAS with their special Christmas Spectacular!! Our Speakeasy show cast features multiple title holders Dementia Jaide, Milange Cavalli and Justine Thyme! This outstanding show cast is the kind you would expect to see in a large market like Chicago, New York and even Las Vegas! Our Christmas Spectacular will feature many of your favorite holiday hits performed like you’ve never seen before! This months special guest performer is local favorite, Barbara Busch Light and... Read More

West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

November 30th, 2021
West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting a wine and cheese art exhibition for local artists Sara Meyer, Karene Nagel, Wendy “Bingo” Fellenzer, Cathy Bolkcom, Cyndi Peterson, Sarah Robb, Jen Hansen and Mona Ritemon on the evening of Wednesday, December 1st, from 6-8pm. These artists work in various mediums and styles and what unites them is their connection to Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC). Exhibit features oil painting, watercolors, photography, woodworking and wreaths and most are... Read More

Trans* Week of Awareness Events Run Through Friday at Western Illinois University

November 13th, 2021

The LGBT*QA Resource Center will commemorate Trans* Week of Awareness on campus Monday Nov. 15-Friday. Nov. 19. The LGBT*QA Resource Center is one of the four centers housed within the Western Illinois University Multicultural Center. The schedule of events for this week include: • Monday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Multicultural Multipurpose Room – Trans* Day of Support – There will be a mobile Qloset clothing swap – The Qloset which is located inside the LGBT*QA Resource Center on the second floor of the MCC will be moved to the Multipurpose room for this event – Binder fittings –... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

September 10th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Parade Shines On Downtown Davenport Saturday

QC Pride is celebrating with the bi-state Pride Parade Saturday! QC Pride parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the parade, please message this page or visit https://qcunitypride.org/ to download an application. If you have any questions, please contact us at QCUnityPride@gmail.com or 563-324-8281. The... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

September 6th, 2021
Quad-Cities Pride Week Begins Today!

QC Pride is excited to announce that they will be hosting a week of events ending with the annual UNITY PRIDE parade during the week of SEPTEMBER 6 – 12. Mark your calendars, and be sure to check our Facebook page and website for UPDATES. The parade’s starting location will be Iowa and 2nd St. in downtown Davenport, Iowa with the route ending at Western Avenue. Start time is 11 a.m. Spectators should gather on 2nd St. along the parade route. As a spectator, you’re invited to join the parade along the route when the last float passes you. If you would like to participate in the... Read More