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Tee has acquired a Master's as well as a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration while minoring in Psychology/Sociology recently completing graduate studies at Western Illinois University. After working 20 years for the Rock Island School District #41, she is now employed at Family Resources as the Homicide Other Violent Crimes Supervisor offering support for victims all over the Quad Cities region.
Tee is also the founder and President of A.L.P.H.A.S. (African-American Lesbian Professionals Having A Say) organization providing advocacy, resources and education for local/surrounding areas for the LGBT community. She is a member of the Equality Illinois Community Advisory Group that consists of 35 LGBTQ individuals and allies from across the state to engage with Equality Illinois in the policy development and agenda building necessary to secure and advance LGBTQ equality, social justice, and intersectional action in Illinois.
Tee is, also, the Founder of Tee It Up Movements. An organization originated for the purpose of moving from being stuck or complacent in trauma, grief, bad experiences, failures, self-doubt or self-sabotage to a place of empowerment and vision. The plan is to build up individuals, communities, and businesses so that thriving in their most authentic form becomes innate. Tee It Up’s mission is to empower individuals, communities, and businesses to view life and other experiences through an inspired lens.
Michelle is a transgender female and activist and supporter of LGBT rights. She is a member of the Equality Illinois Community Advisory Group that consists of 35 LGBTQ individuals and allies from across the state to engage with Equality Illinois in the policy development and agenda building necessary to secure and advance LGBTQ equality, social justice, and intersectional action in Illinois.
Michelle also manages two Facebook social pages, Quad Cities Transgender Resource and Information, along with a Trans Motivation and Positivity page to help support the trans gender community.
Michelle has been an entrepreneur in the District of Rock Island for the last 27 years with such businesses as CO-OP Records, Copia Martini and Hickey Brothers Cigars which just celebrated 23 years of business. Michelle is a performer who has the last 4 years hosted Lip Sync Royale, and is regular in Laugh hard open mic comedy show.
Rev. Rich (B.A. Drake University; JD University of Virginia School of Law; M.Div. Emory University) has worked for equality as pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities in Davenport, Iowa for the past thirteen years. He wears unmatched shoes to spark conversations around being different.
Rich is the co-founder of QC Pride, Inc., and of One Human Family QCA. Rich seeks a more just society also through his work with Quad Cities Interfaith. He is a trained Climate Reality Leadership Project speaker, and is the Co-Chair of Creation Care for the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches.
Andrew (B.A. Morehead State University) is the owner of Quad City Solar, a board member of MidCoast Fine Arts and QC Pride Inc, and a continual civil advocate for social progress in the Quad Cities.
Andrew ran for Scott County Board of Supervisors in 2016, 3rd Ward Davenport Alderman in a 2017 special election, and for Davenport Alderman At Large in 2017.
Andrew is also an Air Force Veteran, serving from 1997-2001.
Manda is a full-time suspension performer and piercer. She and her husband proudly own Tooth & Nail Tattoo & Piercing in Davenport, Iowa. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and French Bulldogs. Excited to get involved with pride, Manda is amped to be an advocate for human rights- the rights she belielves we all deserve.
Alexandra is a native of the Quad Cities, being born and raised in the west end of Davenport. She describes herself as quiet and reserved but is not afraid to fight for what she believes in. In 2019, at the age of 18, she ran for Davenport city council to further help her community strengthen. Aside from her political and social activism, she spends her time volunteering, taking care of her family and cats, and working on her degree.