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“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
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  • 24-Hour Legal Representation

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    FIRST DEFENSE LEGAL AID
    5100 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60644
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    Samoane Williams
    1-800-529-7374
    Agency Name: FIRST DEFENSE LEGAL AID
    Contact Name: Samoane Williams

    First Defense Legal Aid provides free, 24-hour legal representation to people in Chicago Police custody and educates Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights. We undertake these activities to promote fairness and accountability in the justice system.

  • ACLU-Illinois

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    ACLU
    180 N Michigan Ave Suite 2300
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    acluofillinois@aclu-il.org
    (312) 201-9740
    Agency Name: ACLU
    Accessible Accommodations: Yes

    The ACLU of Illinois (ACLU), and its affiliated Roger Baldwin Foundation (RBF), are non-partisan, non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting the liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution, and state/federal human rights laws.The ACLU accomplishes its goals through litigating, lobbying and educating the public on a broad array of More

  • Adoption & Foster Services LGBT Parents for LGBT Youth

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    YOU GOTTA BELIEVE: ADOPTING OLDER KIDS AND YOUTH
    Chicago
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    Agency Name: YOU GOTTA BELIEVE: ADOPTING OLDER KIDS AND YOUTH

    Because LBGTQ youth need families and LGBT parents can form permanent, loving families for youth of any age, gender or sexual orientation. In 2014, You Gotta Believe launched the YGB Pride initiative, which has two focuses: 1. recruiting families – whether with straight or gay parents – for the disproportionately More

  • Civil Rights Law Firm

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    LOEVY & LOEVY
    312 N. May St., Ste. 100, Chicago, IL 60607
    Unknown
    (312) 243-5900
    Agency Name: LOEVY & LOEVY
    Contact Name: Unknown

    At Loevy & Loevy, we’ve won dozens of jury trials and more than $250 million in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients. We seek justice for those whose civil rights have been violated (unlawful arrests, first amendment retaliation) and for whistleblowers who expose corruption.

  • Community Tensions and Hate Crimes: Interventions and Outreach

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    CHICAGO COMMISION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
    740 N Sedgwick St Suite 400
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    (312) 744-484874
    Agency Name: CHICAGO COMMISION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

    Violence and hate crimes are most often based on race, religious differences, sexual orientation, or gender identity, therefore increased outreach to schools and communities is a priority.IGR staff members can mediate community tensions and conflict. They can also deliver presentations explaining the protections offered under Chicago’s Human Rights and Fair More

  • Comprehensive Programming and Support

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    CHICAGO HOUSE/TRANSLIFE CENTER
    1925 N. Clybourn St., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614
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    Channyn Parker
    info@chicagohouse.org
    (773) 248-5200 ext. 333
    Agency Name: CHICAGO HOUSE/TRANSLIFE CENTER
    Contact Name: Channyn Parker

    Chicago House’s newest program, the TransLife Center (TLC), officially launched in 2013. The TLC provides comprehensive programming and support to transgender individuals. TransHealth provides a variety of resources and health information to transgender people impacted by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, chronic illness, and/or mental health issues. Chicago House provides both on-site More

  • Employee Discrimination Legal Assistance

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    CASE LAW FIRM
    250 S. Wacker Dr., Ste. 230, Chicago, IL 60606
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    kcase@thecaselawfirm.com
    (312) 920-0400
    Agency Name: CASE LAW FIRM
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Employment law firm representing GLBT employees in all aspects of their employment relationships. Focus on employment contracts, executive counseling, benefits, medical leave issues and workplace discrimination. The Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) protects employees from unlawful discrimination based upon their sexual orientation. This means that an employer is prohibited from More

  • Estate Planning

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    WILLING TO HELP, LLC
    2007 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
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    Leigh
    leigh@willingtohelp.net
    (440) 840-3095
    Agency Name: WILLING TO HELP, LLC
    Contact Name: Leigh

    Willing To Help provides contemporary personalized estate planning for modern LGBT families. We exist to ease the uncertainty surrounding estate planning and to bring you peace of mind so you can enjoy your life. We specialize in new families for whom this may be their first estate plan.

  • Family Law

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    LAKE TOBACK DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW
    33 N. Dearborn St., Ste. 900, Chicago, IL 60602
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    (312) 288-8985
    Agency Name: LAKE TOBACK DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW
    Contact Name: None Listed

    At Lake Toback, we pride ourselves on providing effective legal services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and couples. We handle a wide range of legal matters that affect the rights of the LGBT community. We understand the need for LGBT households to secure legal protections that ensure the More

  • Family Law

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    JILL METZ & ASSOCIATES
    5443 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
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    Jill Metz
    jill@jillmetzlaw.com
    (773) 878-4480
    Agency Name: JILL METZ & ASSOCIATES
    Contact Name: Jill Metz

    We have been providing legal services for over 25 years. Our services include: lesbian/gay family law, second parent adoption, estate planning, real estate, domestic relations, business law, and condominium representation.

  • Free Legal Name Change Services for Trans-Individuals

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    TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND
    Chicago, IL
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    namechange@transgenderlegal.org
    (646) 862-9396
    Agency Name: TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND

    For many transgender people, securing a legal name change is an important step toward making their legal identities match their lived experience. A lack of appropriate identity documents can deter people from applying for jobs, school, and public benefits, and can lead to discrimination. But securing a legal name change More

  • Free Legal Services

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    LAMBDA LEGAL
    105 W. Adams St., 26th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603
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    (312) 663-4413
    Agency Name: LAMBDA LEGAL
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. As a nonprofit organization, we do not More

  • General Law and Gender Transitioning Legal Help

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    THE LAW OFFICE OF JILL ROSE QUINN
    4753 N. Broadway Ave., Ste #608, Chicago, IL 60640
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    JRQuinnAtty@aol.com
    (773) 777-9277
    Agency Name: THE LAW OFFICE OF JILL ROSE QUINN

    General practice law firm serving members of the LGBTQ community in the following areas: Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Traffic Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Probate, Assistance with issues related to lesbian and gay partnerships, transition issues for the transgendered.

  • Hate Crime Hotline

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    GAY & TRANSGENDER HATE CRIME HOTLINE
    Chicago, IL 60602
    1-800-616-4283 Hotline
    Agency Name: GAY & TRANSGENDER HATE CRIME HOTLINE
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Gay & Transgender Hate Crime Hotline 1-800-616-HATE A hotline for legal advice, counseling support, and reporting hate crimes.

  • Hate Crime Victim Assistance

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    CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
    740 N. Sedgwick St., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
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    Norman White
    (312) 744-4874
    Agency Name: CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
    Contact Name: Norman White

    If you believe you have been a victim of a hate crime, call 911 to contact the Chicago Police Department immediately! It is imperative that you tell the police why you feel that hatred was a motivating factor in the crime for the additional felony charges of hate crime to More

  • HIV+ Legal Resources

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    AIDS LEGAL COUNCIL OF CHICAGO
    180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2110, Chicago, IL 60601
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    info@aidslegal.com
    (312) 427-8990
    Agency Name: AIDS LEGAL COUNCIL OF CHICAGO
    Contact Name: None Listed

    The AIDS Legal Council provides legal assistance in cases where an individual’s HIV status, real or perceived, is the cause of his or her legal difficulties. We assist clients with discrimination cases, insurance disputes, return-to-work questions and confidentiality issues. We help those who come to us because they are too More

  • Illinois Gender Advocacy

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    ILLINOIS GENDER ADVOCATES (IGA)
    Chicago
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    IGA@genderadvocates.org
    (630) 219-0526
    Agency Name: ILLINOIS GENDER ADVOCATES (IGA)

    Illinois Gender Advocates exist to bring equality and prosperity to the transgender people and our allies in Illinois through public education, networking, and government petition.Birth CertificatesCurrently, IGA is putting our whole weight behind improving the way trans people amend their birth certificate. We want everyone to have a birth certificate More

  • Immigration Attorney

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    IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS LLC
    203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 1550, Chicago, IL 60601
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    IRA AZULAY
    iazulay@immattyllp.com
    (312) 661-9100 ext.8939
    Agency Name: IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS LLC
    Contact Name: IRA AZULAY
    Accessible Accommodations: Yes

    Immigration Attorneys are law firm with experience in immigration law. We specialize in legal representation for bi-national same sex couples. Please contact lead attorney Ira Azulay for more information.

  • Legal Assistance

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    THE CIVIL RIGHTS AGENDA
    2129 N Western Ave
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    info@jointcra.org
    (773) 235-8852
    Agency Name: THE CIVIL RIGHTS AGENDA

    Legal assistance to people who are victims of workplace discrimination is provided through TCRA’s Workplace Project. Policy advocacy is a critical component to the Workplace Project. TCRA, in partnership with allied organizations and individual experts, only supports legislation that promotes equality in the workplace and advances the need for equal More

  • Legal Assistance

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    LYSTER FIRM LAW OFFICES
    221 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601
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    Todd Lyster
    lysterfirm@aol.com
    (312) 855-0875
    Agency Name: LYSTER FIRM LAW OFFICES
    Contact Name: Todd Lyster

    Criminal Defense Attorneys serving the LGBT community for over 30 years. WE SPECIALIZE IN HELPING GOOD PEOPLE OUT OF BAD SITUATIONS If you or someone you care about has been questioned by the police or charged with a crime, the consequences can be terrifying and devastating. A criminal conviction can More