QCAD serves as a safe meting space for LGBT+ people of all ages. We currently have social/support groups for the Youth, Young Adults, and Older Adults.
WIU, Room 2222
LGBT+ 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. Our center also offers a library and internet access.
As the name suggests, you may drop-in whenever you like during those hours.
QCAD's Spectrum Transgender Support Group.
We at Spectrum provide support, information and education for transitioning transsexuals, transgender, and questioning transgender individuals. Meetings are the first Saturday of every month from 7pm to 9pm. Locations vary.
Are you wanting to go somewhere to meet other LGBT+ people in the Quad Cities area without having to go to the bars? Come to QCAD and meet other people from your area in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Young adults (ages 18 and up) are welcome.
Interested in volunteering and facilitating this group? Contact us at
Meeting times are TBD.
GAY AND GRAY
If you are an LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ seniors in the Quad Cities.
Meeting times and locations vary. Contact us at for more information.
QCAD Youth Drop-In: An opportunity for youth to meet in a safe and affirming environment.
Gay Prom: An opportunity to celebrate a major milestone of high graduation.
QCAD works with local high schools to assist with formation of Gay/Straight Student Alliances.
QCAD serves on Religious Concern committee which works to encourage LGBT+ inclusion in local church congregations.
QCAD provides LGBT+ persons and allies to speak on issues for community social service groups and college classes to increase awareness and sensitivity regarding LGBT+ issues.