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Ally Resources and Educational Information

50+ Resources For LGBTQIA Allies

Vocab, videos, lists, and links

Outwords Journey

Monthly Storytelling Events educate and entertain while increasing a feeling of community.

Intersex FAQ

Answers to many questions about intersex people

Fact Sheet: Transgender Health
and Medical-Legal Partnerships

This fact sheet describes common social and legal needs that affect the health of transgender individuals, and ways integrated legal services can help meet those needs.

Understanding Non-Binary People

How to Be Respectful and Supportive

Our Trans Loved Ones

This guide focuses on providing support for families and friends of transgender and gender-expansive children, adolescents, and adults.

Interface Project

Communicating the lived experiences of intersex people

Equal Restroom Access Fact Sheet

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Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life

A Guide to Being a Good AllyTips for Allies of Transgender People

LGBTQIA+ Glossary of Terms for
Health Care Teams

This publication contains a comprehensive list of terminology and definitions relevant to the health care and identities of LGBTQIA+ people.

Frequently Asked Questions about Transgender People

FAQ from transequality.org

An Ally’s Guide to Terminology:
Talking About LGBT People & Equality

Designed for new allies who want to support LGBT Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language, this short guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages for talking about various issues.

 

General Educational Resources

Transgender Reading List for Children

Planned Parenthood - Transgender Identities

Library of Transgender Resources - Oak Park Library

HRC Transgender Resources and Articles

Transgender Reading List for Young Adults

Planned Parenthood -
Sex and Gender Identity

Intersex Resource Topics

Gender Spectrum YouTube Channel

Transgender Reading List for Adults

National Center for Transgender Equality

Intersex Information

 
 

Coming Out

Coming Out at Work

Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBT Teens

Coming Out: Living Authentically as Transgender or Non-Binary

Coming Out: Living Authentically as LGBTQ Latinx Americans

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Come Out to Your Parents

Video: 5 Tips for Parents When Kids Come Out as LGBTQ

Resource Guide to Coming Out as Bisexual

Coming Out: Living Authentically as Black LGBTQ People

Video: 4 Tips for Coming Out to Your Parents

Trevor Project Coming Out Handbook for LGBTQ Youth

For Parents

Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBTQ Teens

Getting Expert Support and Care for Gender-Expansive Children

Video: 5 Tips for Parents When Kids Come Out as LGBTQ

Transplaining

Tips for Raising an LGBTQ+ Foster or Adopted Child

Supporting Your Young Gender Non-Conforming Child

Youth Outlook - Parents

Talking to your Child about Identity A Resource for Parents

Talking to Grandparents and Other Adult Family Members about your LGBTQ+ child

A Parent’s Quick Guide for In-School Transitions

Resources for Parents of Intersex / DSD Children

Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

 

For Youth

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe.

Point Foundation

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Aunt Martha’s Crisis Intervention Program - Emergency Housing

Available to displaced youth 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Works toward family reunification, and arranges for temporary placement for the youth. If family reunification isn’t possible, long-term arrangements are made.

Trevor Space

TrevorSpace is an affirming international online community for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.

On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth

This guide is designed to help LGBTQ youth who aren't able to rely on their parents or guardians for financial support.

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

List of LGBTQ Scholarships, Nation-wide

LGBTQ Youth & Schools Resource Library

ACLU has gathered information to help you find things that can help you learn more about your rights and what you can do to make your school a safer, more welcoming place.

Trevor Project - Trans and Gender Identity Answers for Young People

Gender identity information and FAQ

Lambda Legal | Know Your Rights

Information on your rights at work, in court, medically, and at school

Adolescent Resource Guide

Will County Health Resources for Adolescents

Youth Outlook

The first social service agency in Illinois dedicated solely to supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
Group drop-ins in Naperville Suggested for 12-20 year olds.

Trevor Project - General LGBTQ Youth Support by Topic

Find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more

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