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lgbtq+ support




National Park Service

  • Information on The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969. 

Making Gay History Podcast

  • Making Gay History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings the history of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it

One Archives Foundation

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

  • Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States.

Queer America Podcast

  • This podcast is produced in partnership with University of Wisconsin Press, publishers of Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History. 


Queer as Fact

  • Queer as Fact is a podcast run by four Melbourne-based queer people with a background in history and a passion for sharing queer stories. We explore topics and figures from around the world, and examine their place in the wider context of queer history.




Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

  • (Gender Development)


Center On Halsted

  • The Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. 

Howard Brown Health 

  • Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. They are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.

El Rescate Basic Center

Milagros Perez (Case Manager)



  • For Youth ages 12-17 facing homelessness, or at-risk of homelessness, includes youth who are runaways, couch surfing, or whose family are living in doubled up situations. We provide case management services to youth, particularly if they identify as LGBTQ and are Latino/a or African American. However, we do not deny our services to any youth in need, so we accept all referrals.

Illinois Safe School Alliance

  • The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.

The List 

  • A Chicagoland-based collection of resources (education, support, groups and media) for Trans and Gender Nonconforming folx and those who support them.

PFLAG Northern Illinois Council 

  • The Council is a coalition of PFLAG chapters within the greater Chicago land area.

Youth Outlook

Youth Outlook offers safe, supportive, and affirming services for LGBTQ+ youth, their families, and the  community.

Name Change Mobilization

Puerto Rican Cultural Center 

2753 W Division St. Chicago, IL 60622


Trans Chicago 2nd Friday of the month 1 PM - 5 PM 

  • In-person free legal services 

  • Gender Marker Services - No appointment needed 

  • Visit for virtual options 

National Resources

The Trevor Project

  • The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people.


  • PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families.


National Center for Transgender Equality

  • A powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC.

The Family Acceptance Project®

  • The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks and to promote well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.


Creating Gender affirming Classroom Environments: A Resource Tool for Teachers



  • Information for developing LGBTQ Inclusive classroom resources.

Genders & Sexualities Alliances (GSA) Network

  • Our overall strategy for fighting for educational justice is to work with grassroots, youth-led groups and GSAs, empowering them to educate their schools and communities, advocate for just policies that protect LGBTQ youth from harassment and violence, and organize in coalition with other youth groups across identity lines to address broader issues of oppression.

Supporting Transgender, Non Binary and Gender Noncomforming Students

MAEC : Supporting LGBTQIA+ Communities in Schools 

MAEC’s mission is to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice.

Emergency Housing for Youth 18-24 + Interim and Transitional Housing

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