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Equality Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Gender-Affirmation Services (Hormones/Surgery)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, Breast Health
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education

Location

PO Box 1313
Chicago, IL 60690

Contact Info

Phone: (773) 477-7173

Notes

"MISSION: Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and full acceptance of the LGBTQ community."

"VISION: Equality Illinois envisions a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression."

Lifelong Adoptions

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adoption and Foster Care

Location

820 E. Terra Cotta Ave.
     Suite 145
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Contact Info

Phone: 888-829-0891

Notes

"As a gay and lesbian adoption friendly agency, LifeLong Adoptions believes in LGBT adoption, and specializes in assisting LGBT couples and individuals. Our philosophy is based on one-on-one guidance, providing adoptive parents with an adoption specialist to guide you through the process."

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education

Location

3179 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

Contact Info

Phone: 773-303-0167

Notes

"To promote economic opportunities for the LGBT community by being an advocate and resource for all member businesses that encourage equality."

ACLU of Illinois

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services
Se habla español

Services

  • Anti-Discrimination (Workplace/Housing/Etc.)
  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Marriage
  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Immigration
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

150 N. Michigan Ave.
     Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

Phone: 312-201-9740

Notes

"The ACLU of Illinois firmly believes that rights should not be limited based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. We stand in support of inclusive policies that strengthen rights for LGBT individuals. After securing the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois, the ACLU of Illinois has continued to protect gay and lesbian couples from discrimination by those who justify their actions based on religion. Our advocacy also supports people who are transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming, so that they are able to live their authentic lives, without discrimination in employment, access to accurate identity documents and public schools. And, the ACLU is continuing our historic work to resist and combat discrimination for those with HIV. "

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services
Se habla español

Services

  • Spanish Speaking Legal Services
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Immigration
  • Professional Development/Scholarships/Higher Education
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

80 N Michigan Ave
     Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60601

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 629-2988
Email:

Notes

"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."

Center on Halsted’s State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline REFERRAL DATABASE

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Fertility/Conception (IVF/Surrogacy/etc.)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology, Breast Health
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-243-2437
Email:

Notes

After providing some brief demographic information about yourself, "you will be redirected to a search portal that will enable you to find organizations close to you that provide services you are seeking."

Illinois Eagle

Provides LGBTQ+Focused 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."

Illinois Driver Services Department

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)

Location

2701 S. DIRKSEN PKWY
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62723

Notes

Office of the Secretary of State: Driver Services Department. "Gender Change: An applicant who wishes to change the gender that appears on their driver’s license or identification card must submit a Secretary of State Gender Designation Form. If gender designation is changed at renewal, there is no additional fee. If an applicant changes their gender at a time other than renewal, there is a $5 fee for a corrected driver’s license and a $10 fee for a corrected identification card." Genders currently available in Illinois are "Male" and "Female."

Illinois PrEP Assistance Program (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • HIV/AIDS
  • S.T.D./S.T.I.

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone: 1-800-825-3518
Email:

Notes

"It is with great pleasure that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announces the official launch of the IDPH PrEP Assistance Program. IDPH now joins the growing ranks of Health Departments offering tailored client navigation for PrEP services which include; Education, Medication Access, Referral to PrEP-friendly clinicians, and most importantly, enrollment into appropriate payment assistance programs. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. PrEP is a medication that when used consistently, has been shown to prevent HIV infection in someone who is exposed to HIV through unprotected sex or injection drug use."

University of Illinois Student Services

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide
Sangamon County, IL County

Contact Info

Phone: 217-206-8316

Notes

University of Illinois Springfield offers many groups, events and programs for the quer community--many open to all, not just students.

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