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QCAD has served as a safe meeting space for LGBTQ+ people of all ages in the Quad Cities area for decades now. We have stepped back from providing social support groups and our focus now is community support, legislative advocacy, and providing resources for nearly any need LGBTQ+ folks might have. Be sure to visit our resource page!


Community Support




Safe Schools

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 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!

Historically, we have provided LGBTQ+ youth and elders a safe and accepting place to gather. After much consideration, we have decided to end these groups indefinitely following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We would encourage anyone seeking social support groups to visit for information on their current groups. 


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! 

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