QCAD serves as a safe meeting space for LGBTQ+ people of all ages and offers a variety of social/support groups for youth and adults alike.  





Due to changes related to COVID-19 at WIU-QC, starting Wednesday 3/18/2020, QCAD Youth Drop-In has been suspended until further notice. Our intention is to begin this group again come the start of the 2022-2023 school year. Stay tuned!

LGBTQ+ youth and their allies find a safe, accepting place at QCAD. Any teen between the ages of 13 and 19 is welcome at Youth Drop-In. Come to watch movies, play games or just talk and hang out with supportive peers.


If you are an LGBTQ+ person and feel as though you are aging alone, QCAD invites you to join with other seniors in a fun and supportive environment. Gay and Gray is QCAD's social support and advocacy group for LGBTQ+ seniors in the Quad Cities.

Meeting times and locations vary. Contact us by using the Connect box below! 


The Joyce Wiley Memorial Scholarship was created in 2020 to honor QCAD's founder and to help others carry on her legacy of social activism. The scholarship provides financial support for a member of the LGBTQIA community pursuing a college degree or specialized training. The next round of Applications will be available Spring 2022.


QCAD's Spectrum Transgender Support Group. 

We at Spectrum provide support, information and education for transitioning persons, transgender individuals and those questioning their gender identity.

Meeting times and locations vary. Contact us by using the Connect box below! 

Safe Schools

QCAD works with local K-12 schools through our Safe Schools Committee to provide inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ students; a snippet of accomplishments for this committee include assisting in the formation of Gender and Sexuality Alliance's and hosting a conference in 2018. Our committee is generally made up of school administrators, educators, and counselors. Contact us today to become a volunteer!