Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation

Many people have questions about gender identity and sexual orientation. Learn more here about gender, what it means to be LGBTQ+, where to find resources in Chicago, and how you can be a supportive ally.

There Are Many Ways That a Person Can Identify

Getting Help If You’re Having Trouble

Be An Ally

An ally is someone who is supportive of others, respects everyone and stands up to bullies. This can be especially important for LGBTQ+ individuals. Not only do allies provide support to their LGBTQ+ peers, they also help others understand the importance of equality, fairness, acceptance and mutual respect for everyone.