All Advocacy

  • Advisory Council

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    CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
    740 N. Sedgwick St., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
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    Ken Gunn
    kenneth.gunn@cityofchicago.org
    (312) 744-4111
    Agency Name: CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS
    Contact Name: Ken Gunn

    The purpose of the Advisory Council for Women and LGBT Community Members is: To advise the Mayor and City Council on policy matters regarding civil rights with a focus on equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations, and to help identify means to educate the public about Chicago’s Human More

  • Advocacy & Awareness Meetings

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    GAY LIBERATION NETWORK
    PO Box 409204, Chicago, IL 60640
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    Andy Thayer
    lgbtliberation@aol.com
    (773) 209-1187
    Agency Name: GAY LIBERATION NETWORK
    Contact Name: Andy Thayer

    Monthly organizing meetings of the Gay Liberation Network. Come by and help us organize for our rights! 7 PM to 9 PM at the Berger Park Cultural Center, corner of Granville Avenue and Sheridan Road, Chicago (about 3 blocks east of the “Granville” stop on the Red Line el).

  • Advocacy Arts League

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    VIDEO ACTION LEAGUE
    Chicago, IL 60602
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    Agency Name: VIDEO ACTION LEAGUE
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Video Action League, settling for nothing less than full worldwide equality regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, aims to transform, inspire and educate through the use of new media.

  • Chicago Gay History

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    CHICAGO GAY HISTORY
    Chicago, IL 60602
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    Tracy Baim
    editor@chicagogayhistory.com
    Agency Name: CHICAGO GAY HISTORY
    Contact Name: Tracy Baim

    Chicago’s gay community has contributed in many ways to the national and international fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. However, those contributions have often been overlooked in documentations of the movement, and this new Chicago Gay History Project seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of those many important More

  • Civil Rights and Social Justice Advocacy for African-American Same Gender Loving Black LGBTQ People

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    COALITION FOR JUSTICE & RESPECT (CJR)
    3510 South Rhodes Ave., Ste. 1702, Chicago, IL 60653
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    Marc Loveless
    cjr.chicago@gmail.com
    (872) 228-5051
    Agency Name: COALITION FOR JUSTICE & RESPECT (CJR)
    Contact Name: Marc Loveless

    Founded in 2007, CJR is a Chicago-based civil rights organization dedicate to the education, empowerment, freedom, and liberation of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. From the picket line to the church, CJR continues to fight for political, educational, social, and economic justice for our people.

  • Classroom Adjunct Anti-Bullying Education

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    LEGACY PROJECT EDUCATION INITIATIVE (LPEI/LEGACY PROJECT)
    3108 N Clybourn Ave
    (312) 608-1198
    Agency Name: LEGACY PROJECT EDUCATION INITIATIVE (LPEI/LEGACY PROJECT)

    Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI) – a classroom-based adjunct called the Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI), specifically designed to focus on students and youth. The Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI) is co-sponsored by Illinois Safe Schools Alliance as part of a comprehensive strategy to address the despair that can sometimes More

  • Community Alliance & Action Network

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    C.A.A.N.
    68 N. Chicago St., Ste. 401, Joliet, IL 60432
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    (815) 726-7906
    Agency Name: C.A.A.N.
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Mission is to build community and personal alliances to alleviate the effects of discrimination due to sexual orientation and/or gender identification or expression. Goals: -Building a suburban community center where like minded people can meet. -Providing programs, activities, and entertainments to educate and celebrate our community and our diversity. Check More

  • Community Tensions and Hate Crimes: Interventions and Outreach

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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

    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 More

  • Connection to Community Resources

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    OFFICE OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER (LGBT) HEALTH
    333 S. State St., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60604
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    (312) 745-1214
    Agency Name: OFFICE OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, & TRANSGENDER (LGBT) HEALTH
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Link-Connect- Community Engagement – Work collaboratively with many and varied community partners – Work internally with other CDPH partners – Lead and actively participate in many community work groups and task forces – Provide linkages (connections) for community partners—connect to each other and to resources – Promote health and awareness More

  • Educational Outreach

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    EVERY FAMILY EDUCATION PROJECT @ EQUALITY ILLINOIS
    3712 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
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    Joey McDonald
    (773) 477-7173
    Agency Name: EVERY FAMILY EDUCATION PROJECT @ EQUALITY ILLINOIS
    Contact Name: Joey McDonald

    Every Family Education Project – We accomplish this mission through educational outreach to businesses, legislators, schools and community groups. We do public speaking and event participation, and each year host a Lobby Day in Springfield, IL. Equality Illinois is funded entirely from donor contributions, fund raising events, and grants from More

  • Equality Illinois

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    17 N State St Suite 1020
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    Info@EQIL.org
    (773) 477-7173
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    The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in IllinoisWe envision a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or More

  • Equality Illinois

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    EQUALITY ILLINOIS
    17 N. State St., Ste. 1020, Chicago, IL 60606
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    Info@EQIL.org
    (773) 477-7173
    Agency Name: EQUALITY ILLINOIS
    Contact Name: None Listed

    The Mission of Equality Illinois is to secure, protect and defend equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Illinois We envision a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated equally with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.  

  • Grassroots Organization

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    CHICAGO DYKE MARCH COLLECTIVE
    Chicago, IL, 60602
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    dykemarchchicagovolunteers@gmail.org
    Agency Name: CHICAGO DYKE MARCH COLLECTIVE
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. It is an anti-racist, anti-violent, volunteer-led, grassroots effort with a goal to bridge together communities across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, age, size, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, culture, immigrant status, spirituality, and ability. More

  • HIV, AIDS, and LGBTQ Advocacy

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    AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
    180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2300, Chicago, IL 60601
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    acluofillinois@aclu-il.org
    (312) 201-9740
    Agency Name: AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)
    Contact Name: None Listed

    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 More

  • Legal Seminars and Professional Training

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    CENTER ON HALSTED
    3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
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    training@centeronhalsted.org
    (773) 472-6469 ext. 412
    Agency Name: CENTER ON HALSTED
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Legal Seminars Throughout the year, Center on Halsted works with attorneys, volunteers and other agencies to provide seminars, classroom training and workshops on different legal topics important to the LGBTQ community such as civil union laws, adoption, estate planning and transgender rights. Please check out the calendar for upcoming legal More

  • National Legal Advocacy

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    SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
    400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104
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    (334) 956-8200
    Agency Name: SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Our work on LGBT issues spans decades – from an early case challenging the military’s anti-gay policy, Hoffburg v. Alexander, to the monitoring of anti-gay hate and extremist groups today. The SPLC is dedicated to defending the rights of the LGBT community. Our current work has a national reach but More