A List of Supportive Resources for LGBTQ Students

This is a list of helpful resources in reference to various scholarships, university resources, LGBTQ+ advocacy groups, and how to combat issues like bullying.  

College Scholarships for LGBTQ Students

This comprehensive guide focuses on scholarships and financial aid available to LGBTQ college students. It’s not only a list of funding opportunities- there are tips on, for example, how to navigate applying for financial aid […]

Resources for Transgender College Students

This is a comprehensive guide that focuses on transgender students. It includes scholarships specific to the trans community, describes how to find a transgender-friendly college and […]

Resources and Expert Advice for LGBTQ College Students

A comprehensive guide created for LGBTQ students, allies, and other community members. It offers tips for knowing if a college student is LGBTQ friendly and highlights the schools going above and beyond to welcome these students. 

The Human Rights Campaign

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. 

New Hope Recovery Center

New Hope Recovery Center is an alcohol and drug rehab treatment center located in Chicago, IL. We provide Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Aftercare. We also have a LGBTQI specific addiction treatment program entitled “New Hope With Pride.”

PRIDE Institute

Exclusive support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people facing addiction, mental or sexual health concerns.” “PRIDE Institute strengthens resiliency and enhances the wellness of LGBT people through treatment programs grounded in the traditions of recovery while incorporating current evidence-based practices.

Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies

Free Your Mind is the definitive practical guide for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth — and their families, teachers, counselors and friends. For too long, gay youth have wanted to be themselves and to feel good about it, but most have been isolated, afraid, harassed, or worse. Their very existence has been ignored, whispered [..]

Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Child

The first book to focus on the day-to-day experiences of adolescents dealing with sexual identity issues, Always My Child provides the insights and practical strategies parents need to support their kids and cope themselves. Parents whose children are gay, lesbian, bisexual, […]

Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences

Mom, Dad, I’m gay.’ When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It’s also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead to acceptance and beyond.

Know Gay Chicago –

“Serving the Chicago gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.”

Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted has become an exciting and highly visible symbol for the LGBT community of Chicago, serving diverse social, recreational, cultural and social service needs of youth and adults in a safe, inviting and nurturing environment.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

The Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 750,000 members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community

Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Moms Tell All

After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, ‘I’m your new mommy!’. While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor […]

Let’s Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Let’s Get This Straight reaches out to young people with one or more gay, lesbian, bi, or trans parents to provide them with the tools to combat homophobia, take pride in their alternative family structures, and speak out against injustice. This short but thorough book profiles forty-five […]

Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

Mark T. Neil – Lawyer in Chicago

“Mark specializes in estate planning for non-married couples (same sexed or not).”

Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown Health Center is one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) healthcare organizations. With an annual budget of over $18 million, the agency serves more than 36,000 adults and youth each year. 

Test Positive Aware Network: HIV/AIDS

TPAN empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates to deliver peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and to communicate comprehensive information.

Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together

Straight Parents, Gay Children is Robert Bernstein’s moving account of how he came to terms with his daughter’s homosexuality and how the experience has enriched his life.

Understanding Sexual Identity: A Book for Gay and Lesbian Teens and Their Friends

From School Library Journal Grade 8-12:  Few titles address the concerns and fears of YA’s grappling with questions surrounding their own sexual identity. This is a simple, compassionate, and factual starting point for gay teens and the people who care about them.

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