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Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

August 2nd, 2021
Sarah Stevens Appointed Interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities

Effective Monday, Aug. 2, Sarah Stevens has been named interim CEO of The Project of the Quad Cities. After nearly five years with the organization, outgoing CEO Andrea Meirick has accepted a new opportunity in Cincinnati, Ohio. “I am so sad to be leaving The Project and all its wonderful employees and clients,” Meirick said Monday in a Facebook post. “But I am certain the organization will continue to thrive as it adopts a health care model focused on eliminating the health inequities faced by the folks we serve.” Since 1986, The Project has served people living with HIV/AIDS with remarkable... Read More

Teens Read with Pride Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 23rd, 2021
Teens Read with Pride Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Members of the teen LGBTQIA community and teen allies are invited to join Miss Amber on Zoom for the 2nd Annual Teens Read with Pride to celebrate books from all across the rainbow! On Thursday, June 24th at 3:30 pm, we will be hanging out, playing online games to win prizes, and sharing new and classic books that give us all the feelings. Teens only (ages 11-19) and registration required at: http://bit.ly/dpl-teensreadwithpride. Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch Calendar of Events at https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/calendar/virtual. This event is FREE and open to the... Read More

Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport’s Varieties Nightclub

June 18th, 2021
Black Magic Drag Show Hits The Stage On Juneteenth At Davenport's Varieties Nightclub

Varieties Nightclub, 822 W. 2nd St., will be hosting a Juneteenth event titled Black Magic: Juneteenth Edition. The event begins Saturday, June 19 at 10:30 p.m. While there are other venues which host Drag nights and events, Varieties Nightclub is the only Drag Bar in the Quad Cities, which is a fitting place to celebrate both Queer and Black liberation this June. This will be their first event commemorating Juneteenth as a newly-adopted federal Holiday. Saturday’s show features Calvin K, Milange Cavalli, Kaylynn Snaps, Karina Passion and Nikki Turner. The club is regularly open Thursday-Saturday... Read More

Pride At Moline’s Bass Street Landing This Weekend

June 3rd, 2021
Pride At Moline's Bass Street Landing This Weekend

In honor of June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, The Project of the Quad Cities is for the first time holding a free Pride at Bass Street Landing on June 4-5. Presented with sponsors ReCept Pharmacy (The Project on-site pharmacy at 1701 River Drive, Moline) and Arconic, the nearby event (on the plaza off 17th and River Drive) will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5, including food, live music, drag performances and education. Drinks on both nights will be provided by Galena Brewing Company. The Project outreach... Read More

The Project of the Quad Cities Hosts Its First Pride Fest, June 4-5 in Moline

May 28th, 2021
The Project of the Quad Cities Hosts Its First Pride Fest, June 4-5 in Moline

In honor of June being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month, The Project of the Quad Cities is for the first time holding a free Pride at Bass Street Landing on June 4-5. Presented with sponsors ReCept Pharmacy (The Project on-site pharmacy at 1701 River Drive, Moline) and Arconic, the nearby event (on the plaza off 17th and River Drive) will be 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 4, and 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5, including food, live music, drag performances and education. Drinks on both nights will be provided by Galena Brewing Company. The Project outreach team... Read More

Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang Speaks About WIU Pride Month

April 2nd, 2021
Western Illinois University President Guiyou Huang Speaks About WIU Pride Month

Dear University Community, While Pride Month is celebrated annually each June in remembrance of the Stonewall uprising, Western Illinois University will celebrate Pride Month throughout April to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had at WIU throughout the years. The WIU LGBT*QA Resource Center, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Multicultural Center and other University programs and departments have several activities scheduled to commemorate Pride Month. More information about the activities and events scheduled during April can be found... Read More

Western Illinois University LGBTQA Resource Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 1st, 2021

In 2011, the LGBT*QA Resource Center was established at Western Illinois University to serve as a home, and to raise awareness for, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning+ community at WIU. Ten years later, the resource center provides that home-away-from-home, numerous programming and events and resources for the WIU and surrounding communities. According to Sarah Daniels, a graduate assistant at the LGBT*QA Resource Center, before the center had its first physical home in Seal Hall (now in the Multicultural Center), there was just one week of programming in April to raise awareness for... Read More

LGBTQ* Scholarship Applications Accepted At Western Illinois University

March 24th, 2021
LGBTQ* Scholarship Applications Accepted At Western Illinois University

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Applications are being accepted for the Western Illinois University 2021 Martin Dupuis/Mukti Fund Leadership Award in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Communities. The $1,400 award recognizes a student who has provided leadership either for a LGBTQ* group and/or in regards to LGBTQ* issues. Applicants who meet the leadership criteria must be undergraduate students who will return to WIU for the 2021-2022 academic year. To be considered for this award, students must complete an application, write a short essay, provide a resume and include two letters of reference.... Read More

Local group working to preserve GLBTQ+ history of the Quad-Cities

February 6th, 2021
Local group working to preserve GLBTQ+ history of the Quad-Cities

A local group of volunteers has begun a project to preserve the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ+) history of the Quad Cities. This project began shortly after Joyce Wiley, a local social activist in the GLBTQ+ community passed away in June of 2020. Joyce’s long-time friend Kathy Bowman was talking with Joyce’s husband Jack and the conversation turned to how much GLBTQ+ history disappeared with Joyce and how it would be great to preserve it for the benefit of future generations. The project is currently holding interviews of current and former GLBTQ residents of the Quad... Read More

Show Off Your Talents At Varieties Nightclub In Davenport

January 27th, 2021
Show Off Your Talents At Varieties Nightclub In Davenport

Do you have some cool talents you’d like to show off? Head on over to the Varieties Nightclub open stage at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at 822 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Do you have a talent? Looking for a place to show your talent? Here is your chance as performers will compete against each other to win a paid spot in one of our shows! Sign up the day of by 10:00 p.m. Varieties is an LGBTQ+ Nightclub offering the QC’s best Drag Queen/King shows, EDM shows, Burlesque, and performances every Friday and Saturday @ 10:30 pm. Serving great drinks at great prices! Available to rent for any special... Read More