Chicago LGBTQ+ Links

The following sections contain resources outside of WClub such as: Facebook Groups, Counseling and Health Resources, and Advocacy Organizations. This page will continue to grow as new links and resources are discovered and added. Please send ideas to Steph Sierra.


Chicago Queer Exchange Smaller Group

Chicago Suburbs

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Illinois in General

Counseling & Health

Howard Brown Health Center - Howard Brown Health’s Center for Education, Research, and Advocacy (ERA) conducts rigorous community-based medical and behavioral research, cultivates responsive healthcare professionals, and advances policies that affirm the lives of LGBTQ people and their families.

Chicago 🌈 LGBTQ+🌈 Clinical Therapists

GLMA - GLMA is the leading organization committed to ensuring equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and healthcare professionals.

The Trevor Project - Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Trans Lifeline - Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community.

How Addiction Affects The Transgender Community - A comprehensive guide by Sunshine Behavioral Health on how addiction affects the trans community, its dangers, and how to find proper programs to get help.

Drugwatch - free online health guide for LGBTQ+ individuals that covers various health concerns and ways to find help, reviewed by the Health on the Net Foundation.

What is Considered an Alcoholic? - A comprehensive guide by the Addiction Group on classifying an alcoholic, risk factors for excessive alcohol use and alcoholism, and professional guidance and support.

Online Therapy Resources - This guide provides an overview of how therapy supports members of the LGBTQ+ community and links to resources that can be helpful for navigating the coming-out process, strengthening your relationships, and learning how to be true to yourself as an LGBTQ+ individual.

The New Face of Beauty: Embracing LGBTQ+ Inclusivity - This article includes: How LGBTQ+ Representation Is Redefining Beauty Norms, 6 Ways Beauty Businesses Can Support Inclusivity, Importance of Creating Inclusive Work Environments, Top Beauty Companies for Inclusivity, LGBTQ+-Owned Beauty Companies Leading the Way, and Beauty Industry LGBTQ+ Resources.

Affinity Community Services - Affinity Community Services is a Black led, queer led organization on Chicago’s Southside dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities.

Advocacy Organizations

ALAMA - ALMA advocates for fairness and equality and affirms Latino/a LGBTQ culture.

Black Lives Matter Chicago - Black Lives Matter Chicago is an intersectional vehicle that values Black people and our right to self-determination.

Black Queer & Intersectional Collective - Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, a grassroots community organization, works toward liberation through direct action, community organizing, education, and creating spaces to uplift voices.

Brave Space Alliance - Brave Space Alliance is a trans-led center dedicated to creating and providing resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals in Chicago.

Emergency Release Fund - Emergency Release Fund, a member of the National Bail Fund Network, posts bail for pretrial medically vulnerable individuals and anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+.

Equity Illinois - Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as the Illinois Federation for Human Rights to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and questioning transgender (LGBTQ) Illinoisans.

Gender JUST - Gender JUST is a multi-racial, multi-generational collective with a diversity of marginalized gender and sexual identities, skills, cultures, abilities, citizenship status, educational backgrounds and income levels.

Incite!- Incite! is a national activist organization of trans and gender nonconforming people of color working to end violence against individuals and communities through direct action, dialogue, and grassroots organizing.

Lambda Legal - Lambda Legal was founded in 1973 as the nation’s first legal organization dedicated to achieving full equality for lesbian and gay people.

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund - LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention.

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s - Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s mission is to protect and defend the human rights of Black transgender people.

The National Black Justice Coalition - The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black LGBTQ+ people.

The National Center for Black Equity - The National Center for Black Equity connects members of the Black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to empower their fight for equity and access.

The Okra Project - The Okra Project addresses the global crisis faced by Black trans people by bringing them home-cooked meals and resources.

Project Fierce Chicago - Project Fierce Chicago seeks to create affirming transitional housing for LGTBQIA+ youth in Chicago that is responsive to the needs of young people. By mobilizing our communities, we provide pathways to independence.

Transformative Justice Law Project - TJLP is a group of radical activists, social workers, and organizers who provide support, advocacy, and free, holistic criminal legal services to poor and street-based transgender people in Illinois.

Transgender Law Center - a`aqTransgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Trans Justice Funding Project - Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that support grassroots trans justice groups run by-and-for trans people.

Trans Women of Color Collective - Trans Women of Color Collective, a grass-roots funded global initiative, uplifts the narratives and experiences of trans people of color and offers them opportunities.