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