Archive for the ‘Quad Cities’ Category

Illinois Couple Marches to Iowa to Marry

June 5, 2010

Lindsey O'Brien and Rachel Miller

An Illinois couple recently marched across the Iowa border together with a group of supporters after being denied a marriage license in their own state. Lindsey O’Brien, of Moline, and Rachel Miller, of Chicago, were then granted a marriage license in the Scott County Recorder’s office in Davenport, Iowa.

In addition to friends and family members, the couple was also joined by Rich Hendricks, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad-Cities in Davenport. The couple plan to marry on June 3, 2011, in Davenport.

The full story is in the Quad-City Times.


Illinois LGBT Community Celebrates Pride

June 4, 2010

The Chicago Pride Parade on June 27 is the biggest LGBT pride event in the Midwest. But there are many other pride events throughout the state and throughout the summer.  Follow the links below for more information. If your town’s pride event is missing from the list, please let us know, so we can add it. Let us know what you and your congregation will do to celebrate pride this year!

June 5 and 6 – Quad Cities Pride concert and festival, Davenport, Iowa
June 12 – Latino Pride Picnic, Chicago
June 19 – Metro East Pride Festival, Belleville
June 26 – Dyke March, Chicago
July 4 – Windy City Black Pride Love Fest, Chicago
August 20 – Champaign-Urbana Pride Fest
August 29 – West Suburban Gay Association Picnic, Schaumburg
September 12 – Peoria Pride