Illinois Trans Community

Illinois is fortunate to have an active transgender community with many different groups.

Chicago Gender Society

For: Everyone
Where: Chicago north side
Website: chicagogender.com.
CGS meets twice a month for community socializing and education on transgender topics.

Chi Chapter

For: Bigender / Cross-dressers & allies
Website:http://www.chi-chapter.org.
Chi-Chapter is a support and social organization focused on the needs of the transgendered, single or married, and their spouses, children, families or friends.

Howard Brown

For: Everyone
Where: Chicago north side
Website: howardbrown.org
Focusing on LGBT concerns, Howard Brown is the place in northern Illinois for trans specific health care. Their staff has great experience with trans people such as hormones. Call early for an appointment.

Broadway Youth Center

For: Ages 14-24.
Website: howardbrown.org
Where: Chicago north side
Howard Brown sponsors the Broadway Youth Center which specializes in health services and support for LGBT youth. They have ongoing research to take part in. They feature two programs just for trans people including one for trans-masculine youth (FtM and genderqueer) and TYRA.

Genderqueer Chicago

For: Gender non-conformers & questioning
Where: Chicago
Website: GenderqueerChicago.blogspot.com
An open community group, Genderqueer Chicago strives to create safe spaces for gender-non-conforming people as well as those who are questioning their gender identity/expression. We hold meetings to debrief, discuss, and connect with other genderqueer individuals. These meetings are complemented by film screenings, parties, and guerilla theatre performances.

Central Illinois Gender Society

For: Everyone
Where: Peoria
Website: illinoisgender.com.
Central Illinois Gender Society is an organization providing safe, social, educational, spiritual, and support opportunities for transsexual, transgendered, and intersexed men and women, and their loved ones. We are also dedicated to educating the general public concerning gender orientation (gender identity, characteristics, and expression), gender stereotypes, gender-based violence, genderphobia, gender discrimination, gender variance, transgender issues, intersexuality, transsexuality, and HIV/AIDS.

Southern Illinois Transgender

For: Everyone
Where: Carbondale
Website: freewebs.com/transgendersupport.
We are a non-profit, non-sexual support Group for all Transgender Persons including; Transsexuals, Crossdressers, Transvestites, Transgenderists, intersexed, Androgynous and Genderqueer individuals. We also welcome partners and/or family members, caring professionals, and all who support freedom of gender expression.