Category: Quad Cities

News and events for the Quad Cities metro area on the Iowa-Illinois border.

Miss and Mr. Quad Cities Fall Pride accepting entries

BETTENDORF, Iowa — Quad Cities Fall Pride will be holding a pageant and fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 2. The pageant will be held at Digs Sports Bar and Grill, located within the TBK Bank Sports Complex in Bettendorf. Sunday December 2, 2018 at Noon til 4pm. Along with the pageant there will also be a…

Quad Cities rally celebrates local trans leaders

As a counselor and a trans man, Scott encourages trans folks to “take the time to celebrate yourself.” DAVENPORT, Iowa — Last night at the rally in support of trans rights in Davenport, Iowa, Scott Xavier Fieker shared his story of transition and hope. About 100 people came to the Metropolitan Community Church of the…

Quad Cities Fall Pride

DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Quad Cities will host a Fall Pride festival October 5 and 6. The festivities will be at 2nd and Warren streets in Davenport, Iowa with two days of entertainment, including a kids’ area on Saturday, Oct. 5. The schedule for the weekend is: Friday, Oct. 5 4 p.m. – DJ Wayne…

Quad Cities Planned Parenthood clinic to close

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Des Moines Register has reported that the Quad Cities area will no longer have direct access to abortion services when Planned Parenthood closes its clinic in the area. The clinic was the only one in the Quad Cities, the third largest metro area in Iowa and the largest between Chicago and…

Riverbound February Play Party, Feb. 25

DAVENPORT — Our February play party is designed to help warm up your cold winter blood. We will not have a demo this month, so play can start much earlier! We have reserved a large play space for our play party. Doors will open at 6pm, so plan to arrive between 6 and 7pm. If…

Idealism, pragmatism and making a choice

When Bill Clinton was first elected President, I was 18 and a freshman in college. I was idealistic then. At 18, you should be. I remember feeling like we had created a new world. That anything was possible. In the next presidential election, I will be 42. Solidly middle-aged. I’m not (too) idealistic anymore. Ironically…