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ILLINOIS GENDER ADVOCATES (IGA)
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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 that matches the gender they live. You can learn more and help on our birth certificate page.Of course, IGA will continue our monthly TV show and annual Day of Remembrance. Here are our previous accomplishments.Non-discrimination LawIGA has worked with other equality organizations to bring the law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in employment, public accommodations, and housing. This means trans people cannot be fired, denied employment, or denied housing simply because of their gender identity or expression and can use the bathroom that matches their driver’s license. For more info, see our FAQ on non-discrimination.TYRAIGA worked with Howard Brown Health Center to form a support group specifically for transgender youth. TYRA (Trans Youth Resources and Advocacy) meets every week at the Broadway Youth Center for anyone transgender or questioning between 14 and 24. See TYRA’s page for lots of info.IGA Today / CanTV ProgramIGA hosts our own TV series addressing the latest news the in trans community and interview important figures in the Chicago LGBT community. The show is a live call-in show so we also field calls from our audience at home, answering their questions and fielding their comments.
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