Trans Youth Resources and Advocacy
TYRA is a program of Illinois Gender Advocates and the Howard Brown Health Center

Our vision is to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person, regardless gender identity or gender expression.

Most transgender
youth feel unsafe in school because of gender identity or expression. The rate
of dropout, suicide & homelessness is disproportionately high.

Illinois Gender Advocates’ TYRA program serves as a resource for youth, their parents, schools, councelors, care providers and others.

We provide a weekly drop-in center... a safe, confidential place for youth, ages of 14 to 24, to come and meet other transgender or questioning youth.

We advocate on behalf of transgender youth for inclusive services and programs at schools, social service agencies, foster care facilities, and other agencies.

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Transgender Youth Drop-In Center in Chicago