Chicago-Area LGBTQA Resources
The Trevor Project
If you need a safe and non-judgmental place to talk, you can call the Trevor Lifeline to connect with a trained volunteer counselor who is ready to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 866-488-7386
TrevorText - You can text message with a trained counselor on Fridays between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.
Howard Brown Health Center
Howard Brown Health Center is one of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare organizations. The mission of Howard Brown is to promote the well-being of LGBTQ persons through the provision of health care
and wellness programs, including clinical, educational, social service and
4025 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60613
Broadway Youth Center
The Broadway Youth Center offers you and your friends a safe, fun place to hang out
and connect. We also have computers and phones, a daily snack, hygiene
supplies, showers, and safer sex materials. Health and education workshop occur
3179 N. Broadway Street
Center on Halsted
Center of Halsted offers activities and guidance to nurture healthy development and support young
people in achieving their full potential. Their Youth Program creates a safe,
confidential environment for people ages 13-24 who are gay, lesbian, bisexual
or transgender, who are questioning their sexual orientation, who identify as
queer or who are straight allies.
3656 N. Halsted Street
AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Prevention,care, advocacy and events.
200 W. Jackson BLVD. Suite 2200
Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Residences for people living with AIDS, prevention, and support services including employment support.
1925 North Clybourn St, Suite 401
Test Positive Awareness Network
TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives.
5537 N. Broadway St.
Non-Discrimination Laws and Policies
Driver's License/State ID Gender Identity Change
This office does not require a court order to prove a change of gender. However, such a court order shall be considered as best evidence to process the gender change. A customer who requests a change in file information to reflect a gender change must provide at least one of the following: Medical Report Form, Psychiatric Report Form, Physician’s statement or, Other acceptable documentation to indicate that a change has taken place or the customer is in the process of undergoing the gender change.
State of Illinois Gender Identity Reassignment
Gender Identity Reassignment Policy
Gender Reassignment Form
City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations
The City of Chicago extends certain protections against discrimination to individuals based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For more information, visit:
State of Illinois Non-Discrimination Laws
In 2005, Illinois became the fourteenth state to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and the sixth state to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. This milestone legislation, which specifically bars discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations and credit transactions, was the culmination of many years of work to gain support for equitable rights for LGBT individuals in Illinois.