Transgender Support Organizations in Illinois and Neighboring States
Chi Upsilon Iota Tri-Ess
Serving the Champaign, Urbana and Springfield areas
A newly formed chapter of TRI-ESS. Tri-Ess is an educational, social and support group for heterosexual crossdressers, their spouses or partners and their families.
E-mail: Chi Upsilon Iota
Central Illinois Gender Association (CIGA) - Support group for those who are gender conflicted and provides a safe environment for monthly support group meetings.CIGA publishes a monthly newsletter entitled Finesse. For information, write PO Box 182; Washington, IL 61571. E-mail:
Chicago Gender Society -
The Chicago Gender Society is a social and educational nonprofit organization for crossdressers, transgenders, transsexuals, bigendered, and their supporters.
Chi Chapter Tri Ess -
Chi-Chapter is the Chicagoland chapter of Tri-Ess, an international support and social organization focused on the needs of heterosexual crossdressers, single or married, their spouses or significant others, children and friends.
FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)-
FORGE is a national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTM's and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies). A midwest social support group for FTM's meets in Chicago or Milwaukee. FORGE, PO Box 1272, Milwaukee, WI 53201, 414-278-6031, (link currently not working... try Michael Munson's Home Page)
Parents and Friends of Transgender Community (PFTC) c/o Ellie Altman, Northbrook, IL, (847) 564-9496. E-mail: - Support group for parents of transgender children
Quad Cities Transgender Support Group -
Transgender support group for adults meets third Saturday of each month in Rock Island, IL.
Quad Citians Affirming Diversity Community Center, 1705 2nd Avenue, Suite 508, Rock Island, IL 61201, 309-786-2580,

Neighboring States
Gemini Gender Group (Milwaukee) -
Gemini Gender Group serves the needs of the transgendered community in SE Wisconsin. All transgendered people (M2F, F2M, cross-dressers, etc.) are welcome, including spouses, SOs, etc. G.G.G., P. O. Box 44211, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Voice Mail: 414-297-9328, E-Mail: Gemini Gender Group -
St. Louis Gender Foundation -
The Saint Louis Gender Foundation (StLGF) is a resource group of, by, and for crossdressers, transgenderists, transsexuals, androgynous individuals, and those who care about them. The organization reaches out to all "gender questioning" adults and significant others regardless of race, religion, biological sex, marital status, or sexual orientation.
Transgender Outreach of Northern Indiana (TONI) -
Transgender Outreach of Northwest Indiana, was formed in 1995 to bring support to the Transgender community and their families. Now in it's sixth year, TONI offers a place where members can freely discuss issues concerning their gender orientation at monthly meetings. T.O.N.I., P.O.Box 2372 Portage, IN 46368, (219)-650-2142.