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

February 6th, 2021

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

One Human Family Quad-Cities Offering Free Non-Violence Training In Case Of Election Problems

October 23rd, 2020

Have we really gotten to this point? Sigh. I guess so. Anyway, One Human Family QCA is offering free non-violence training and planning responses regarding any failure to accept election results and ensuing violence due to that. You know, the same election results that have been accepted in non-violent fashion for over 100 years. But, hey, it’s 2020, Jake. I’m not saying they’re wrong for doing this, I’m saying it’s sad they have to even think about it, let alone put something like this together. “Everyone must stand united in favor of fair and free elections in... Read More

One Human Family QCA Hosting Memorial For Ruth Bader Ginsberg Tonight

September 23rd, 2020

One Human Family QCA is hosting an interfaith Zoom Memorial for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg this evening (Wed. 9/23) at 7:30 pm. There will be speakers, music and an invite for all attending to express their grief/thoughts/hope. All speakers are limited to 3 minutes maximum. The event closing will consist of elements from the Jewish tradition and be led by Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Rabbi Henry Karp and Cantor Gail Karp. Below is the information for the zoom meeting: Topic: Memorial for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82073765986?pwd=a05QVzlXTmZ3bHVYSzRWR3RwN21NZz09 Meeting... Read More

Quad-Cities Leaders React to LGBTQ Issues During Pride Month

June 19th, 2020

At a time of unprecedented economic, racial, social and health upheaval, some Quad-Cities LGBTQ leaders are taking comfort in the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on workplace civil rights. But during Pride Month, they say much still needs to be done. “It’s the most important LGBTQ decision to date,” Michelle Royal of Moline, a transgender activist and vice president of QC Pride, said this week of the June 15 high-court ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees against discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “It’s better than marriage... Read More

Quad-Cities Celebrates Earth Week By Planting 1000 Trees

April 20th, 2020

Earth Week is here! With the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day being Wed., April 22nd, the Faith Leaders Caucus of Quad Cities Interfaith, along with Living Lands and Waters, the Environmental Forum of PACG and others challenge you to help us plant 1000 trees in the QCA now! Red Oak, Burr Oak, White Swamp Oak and Persimmon tree saplings are available on a first come, first served basis. (See attachments above for information about each variety). The public is reminded to wear masks and use safe physical distancing when picking up their saplings. Even if you can only take one tree – please come and... Read More

One Human Family Brings Care-A-Van To Quad-Cities

April 13th, 2020

The One Human Family is forming a Care-A-Van of Thanks and Unity to our diverse health care workers of the Quad-Cities. On Wednesday, April 15 a Care-A-Van decorated with messages of thanks from Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims and Humanists will make its way to four nursing homes on the Iowa side of the River   On Wed., April 22 beginning at noon, a similar caravan will make its way to four nursing homes on the Illinois side of the river. Rev. Rich Hendricks, One Human Family QCA says, “Our CARE-A-VAN of thanks and unity celebrates and honors our tireless and diverse health care workers... Read More

One Human Family QCA Makes Inclusive Statement On Covid-19

March 24th, 2020

With the entire world in crisis over the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural for people to be filled with anxiety and fear over an uncertain future.  This is not the time for blaming, scapegoating and hate. One Human Family QCA is deeply concerned about the recent rise in the number and intensity of hate statements and acts directed against our Asian neighbors as a result of the current pandemic.  One Human Family QCA is dedicated to our mission of welcoming and protecting “the life, dignity, and human rights of ALL people in all places in our community.”  It is in keeping with that mission... Read More

Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

March 23rd, 2020

Sunday, March 22, was an important day — and not only because it was the 90th birthday of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, whose moving ballad “No One Is Alone” carries extra weight nowadays. In this crazy, continually changing time of Covid-19, this past Sunday was the first I can remember our church ever canceling its worship service. I have been piano accompanist at Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church since 1999; performing each week and becoming close to many of its members have been highlights of my life. Among religious congregations nationwide that closed their doors,... Read More

What’s The Good News For February?

February 12th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is this week, and we at QuadCities.com are giving you our own gift from the heart with the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for February 2020?... Read More