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Explore the history of LGBT people in Chicago, the nation and the world through resources from the Chicago Public Library.
Advocates for Youth »
Advocates for the “Rights, Respect and Responsibility” of young people around the world.
Affinity Community Services »
This nonprofit organization serves and supports lesbian and bisexual African American women in Chicago.
Anti-Violence Project »
The Center on Halsted’s 24-Hour Crisis Line, (773) 871-CARE (2273), is always available.
Center on Halsted »
The Center on Halsted Youth Program provides supportive and confidential resources and programming for youth ages 13-24 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning and is “designed to assist young people in developing a genuine sense of self and becoming comfortable with both their uniqueness and their similarities.”
Chicago Gay History »
Discover much more than you ever knew about the history of GLBTQ teens in Chicago.
GLBT National Youth Talkline »
Provides free and confidential support and peer-counseling via phone or email.
GLSEN Student Organizing Department »
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network helps school communities ensure that all members are valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Gay-Straight Alliance »
A network of youth activists empowering schools to reject homophobia and transphobia across the country.
Howard Brown Health Center »
Dedicated to GLBT well-being, including testing, a support program for HIV+ youth, a social support group for African American young men and a youth mentoring program at the Broadway Youth Center.
The Alliance: Illinois Safe Schools »
Working for the promotion of healthy development for LGBTQ youth across Illinois.
It Gets Better Project »
The It Gets Better Project is an effort to reach out to LGBTQ teens and show that, while life may be tough now, things do improve, as shown by the inspirational stories of LGBTQ adults who are now living good lives full of love and happiness.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force »
Information about the issues facing GLBTQ teens today.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition »
Advocating for social justice for GLBTQ youth across the country.
PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays »
A nonprofit organization that operates nationwide and abroad with helpful resources about making your schools safe, in addition to advocacy suggestions.
Rainbow Rumpus »
Online magazine for kids and teens with LGBT parents.
Speaking OUT Against Bullying »
A list of resources, created by the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association, to help kids, teens and adults deal with bullying.
The Trevor Project »
Around-the-clock suicide prevention support for GLBTQ youth.
Youth Resource »
Offers a holistic approach to sexual health by and for GLBTQ youth.