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Acorn Equality Fund

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education

Location

P.O. Box 6286
Peoria, Illinois 61601

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Established in 1999, Acorn Equality Fund in Peoria, Illinois, is a grassroots nonprofit organization that provides financial support for the advancement of education, health, and civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their allies. We raise funds in order to give out grants and scholarships to promote higher education. Together we can build a bright, united future."

CAAN (COMMUNITY ALLIANCE AND ACTION NETWORK)

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

Will County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: 815-726-7906

Notes

"We are an LGBTQ organization that provides advocacy, support, and outreach services for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer community, and our allies, in Joliet, IL and the surrounding area. Our Mission is to build community and personal alliances to better the quality of life of all no matter the sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expressions. We provide education, and advocacy, to celebrate our diversity, and to inform others about issues affecting our lives."

CAISA (Counseling and Information for Sexual Assault and Abuse)

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Immigration
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Youth Services

Location

10499 N State Hwy 1
Suite 1
Robinson, Illinois 62454
Crawford County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (618) 544-9379

Notes

"We are committed to changing attitudes that foster violence against others. Services are available regardless of age, gender, race, disability, spiritual preference, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Our purpose is to provide counseling, advocacy and support for all victims of sexual assault and their significant others.."

DeAnda Photography (working in region)

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

122 s main Street
Algonquin, Illinois 60102
McHenry County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: 708-218-5568

Notes

Photographer with extensive experience in wedding photography for LGBTQ+ couples. Featured on queer buisness platforms including EnGAYged, Equally Wed, Wedding Equality Alliance, and 2Brides2Be.

DLO Musical Theatre

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

2917 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, Illinois 61832
Vermilion County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (217) 431 1660

Notes

"DLO Musical Theatre is committed to accessibility of programming to the community, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation including gender identity, disability, age, marital status, education, military status, or citizenship status."

Emmanual Lutheran Church

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

920 3RD AVENUE
ROCKFORD, Illinois 61104
Winnebago County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: 815.963.4815

Notes

"Emmanuel welcomes openly LGBTQA people of all ages as well as their families and friends. Emmanuel has been open and accepting for decades, but on March 7th, 2013, we made it official by becoming an RIC (Reconciling in Christ) church as conferred upon us through ReconcilingWorks and the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)."

Heels and Hardhats

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

Ogle County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (815) 738-2222

Notes

"Heels and Hardhats Contracting was built on a dream of equality for women in the trades by Jackie and Cyndi Richter. The company was formed in 2010 when Jackie, a general manager of a construction company, suddenly couldn’t find work. Jackie had undergone gender correction and believes the lack of work was due to her unique diversity. Jackie and her partner Cyndi formed Heels & Hardhats. "

HOPE of East Central Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Sexual Trauma/Violence/Rape
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

1927 18th Street
Charleston IL, Illinois 61920
Coles County, IL

Contact Info

Phone: (217) 348-5931
Email:

Notes

"The mission of HOPE is to empower persons to live independent, non-violent lives through the provisions of Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education." Includes webpage specifically about Abuse & Gender and Sexually Diverse Youth, which breaks down myths and facts about abuse of LGBTQ individuals.

Illinois Eagle

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"The Illinois Eagle is a community e-newspaper covering the LGBTQ communities of Illinois, plus news of fandom and politics. The mission of the Eagle is to serve as a forum and voice for these communities at the local level and to inform the community of events and issues across the state."

Macomb Pride Fest

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Pride March/Festival/Parade
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

Organized by the Democratic Women of McDonough County.
"We seek to provide a safe space for all attendees to enjoy the freedoms all should enjoy with gender expression/gender identity until such time that every space is made safe and validating for all members of our community.
We pledge our support and allyship to that end, that all may live, work, play, and visit here, free from being targeted by those individuals who have yet to address their own issues. Those who project homophobia, transphobia, and ignorance onto others in our county will be confronted and held accountable with real-world consequences.
We will no longer silently tolerate ignorance which contributes to a toxic culture which puts members of the LGBTQIA at risk."