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
Taking Care of Yourself
You matter, and it’s important to know how to take care of yourself. Being LGTBQ+ can have special challenges, but there are lots of people out there who support you and want to help. These links include local Chicago resources and other tools to help you.
Transitioning Your Gender
Getting Help If You’re Having Trouble
Your Legal Rights
Sexual Assault & Harassment
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.