QCPride Mission Statement
QC Pride, Inc. is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to the promotion of human dignity and equality and to the creation of a peaceful community where each and every person is respected and feels safe, secure and free to live out their core values.
2013 Pridefest Information
The date and time for QC PrideFest 2013: Saturday, June 1st from 12pm-12am, and Sunday, June 2nd from 12pm-8pm. This website is current with the necessary 2013 information, enjoy!
QC PRIDE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Connections Night Club
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Connections Night Club
Zaney Zone Activities
QC Pride on Parade!
QC Pride, Inc. participated in the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is the only bi-state parade of its kind that also crosses the Mighty Mississippi River. This was our 3rd year participating, our first with a float, and we won 1st Place for the Most Unique Entry! Our dedicated and creative float crew, under the guidance of Andrew Glasscock and Paul Kelty, utilized repurposed items to create the entire float. We chose the theme of Emerald City and incorporated the parade theme of “Quad Cities, USA” by adding pennants with the names of the cities and a banner that read, “There’s No Place like Quad Cites, USA!” Click the photo above to see more pics of the winning float and it's characters.
Thank you to all of the Emerald City characters who adorned our float or walked along side handing out pride-colored beads to the many enthusiastic and appreciative folks along the parade route. It was a chilly day but the positive reception completely warmed our hearts. There is truly No Place like the Quad Cities!
Be a "Friend" to QC Pride!
QC Pride is about community, our community of friends, sponsors and volunteers. We depend on the people of the Quad Cities to make our organization run and to make PrideFest a can't miss annual event. Now you can be officially recognized as a donor and friend to QC Pride. The Friends of Pride program turns your donation into a special relationship with pride. We have free passes to PrideFest, QC Pride swag and other great perks to offer. Click here to learn the various giving levels, decide how friendly you want to be and simply use the donate button to join up with us as Friends of Pride! Your support of us and our mission will always be gratefully welcomed. We love our QC community and we hope you are proud of what we at QC Pride, Inc. have accomplished and will share in our success. Thank you from all of us at QC Pride!
2012 Non-Profit Canisters
These canisters, located at the festival entrance, were for non-profits who were also festival vendors. Each paying visitor was given a ticket which represented $1 of the admission fee to drop in the canister of their choice. The organizations and the donations from the public are:
- Lambda Legal ... $129
- Planned Parenthood of the Heartland ... $327
- Quad City Botanical Center ... $176
- Equality IL Education Project ... $197
- DeLaCerda House ... $135
- Davenport Chapter NAACP ... $25
- LGBT Metro ... $150
- The Project Quad Cities ... $276
- QCAD ... $260
- QC Pride, Inc. ... $449
- One Iowa $163
- Metropolitan Community Church ... $267
- Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities ... $116
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