LGBTQIA+ Services


JJC offers support services as well as education for the JJC community in relation to LGBTQIA+ topics. On this page, you can search for JJC, local and national resources as well as find answers to frequently asked questions.

Note: In creating the local and national resource list, efforts were made to include organizations that affirm, support, and are knowledgeable about LGBTQIA+ identities. Please note that inclusion of any resource on the list should not be taken as a formal endorsement by JJC and that the college does not assume any responsibility or liability for the resources provided.

JJC Resources

JJC offers many services and resources for LGBTQIA+ students.

  • JJC Safe Zone Project

    JJC Safe Zone Project

    safe zone ally logoThe staff at Joliet Junior College (JJC) works to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in a safe and supportive environment. Members of the JJC Safe Zone Ally Project consist of JJC faculty, staff, and current students who work to create a safe environment for all members of the campus community regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The purpose of this page is for students who identify as LGBTQIA+ and are attending JJC to have access to resources on campus, in the community, and online. If you would like more information about the Safe Zone Project at JJC please click here.

    Safe Zone Allies

    Safe Zone Allies work in many different areas of our campus community and can be identified by Safe Zone decals in their offices or on an instructor's course syllabus. Safe Zone Allies are individuals who have participated in ally training, are aware of community resources, and fully support student success. A full list JJC Safe Zone Allies can be found here:

    Safe Zone Allies

  • Campus Support Services

    Campus Support Services

    Students who identify as LGBTQIA+ have access to all JJC student support services. Services include: 

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance (DEIC) Office

    JJC offers workshops to increase awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion. They are essential to employees so that they build their skills to create an inclusive campus culture. 

    Room: D-1004
    Phone: 815.280.2801
    Email: dei@jjc.edu

    Career Services

    If you're not sure about your college major or you need career coaching, you can set up a meeting with a Career Services representative. 

    Room: A-1175
    Phone: 815.280.2756
    Email: careers@jjc.edu

    Mental Health and Wellness

    Get help via JJC counseling services, group therapy, workshops and more.

    Main Campus: A-1100
    Phone: (815) 280-2936

    Disability Services

    The Disability Services offie helps provide accommodations and support services like coaching, technology training and assistive technology.

    Main Campus: A-1125
    Phone: (815) 280-2223

    Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities

    The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities is responsible for protecting the integrity of the college experience, upholding laws that apply to the protection and rights of students and providing advocacy when needed.

    Main Campus: A-1103
    Phone: (815) 280-2309

    Office of Student Activities and Holistic Wellness

    OSA provides opportunities for students to discover, practice and develop their personal and professional skill sets.

    Main Campus: D-1010
    Phone: (815) 280-2202

  • JJC Clubs & Pride Alliance

    JJC Clubs

    JJC offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations to support personal development, leadership development, social activities, and special interests. A list of all JJC clubs and organizations can be found on our Office of Student Activities page.

    Pride Alliance

    If you are interested in getting involved with a LGBTQIA+ organization at JJC, consider Pride Alliance. Student members of Pride Alliance work to celebrate diversity and promote equality among all sexual orientations and gender identities of the JJC Community. The club provides peer support, hosts annual LGBTQIA+ related events, and supports advocacy efforts.

    Pride Alliance Facebook Page

    Pride Alliance Club Advisor

    Patricia Binfa
    Phone: (815) 280-2449
    Email: pbinfa@jjc.edu
    Office: U-1002C

  • Transferring

    Transferring

    There are many resources available to students who are transferring to their next institution. If you are looking for a LGBTQIA+-friendly campus the resources below may help you find a campus that is right for you.

    BestColleges.com partners with HigherEducation.com to provide students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals through program rankings.

    College Guide for LGBTQIA+ students
    LGBTQIA+ Scholarships

  • Mental Health Services

    Health & Mental Health

    The Office of Holistic Wellness proudly partners with Will County Health Department to provide HIV and STD testing for the JJC community.

    HIV/STD Testing
    More information about sexual health and HIV/STD testing can be found on our Student Wellness page.

    LGBTQIA+ Health
    More information on LGBTQIA+ health can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

    The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer People Book
    The Institute of Medicine has also published an e-book.

    National Alliance on Mental Illinois
    Information on and resources for LBGTQ and Mental Heath can be found via the National Alliance on Mental Illness website

    Mental Health Services
    JJC offers the following mental health services:

    • Confidential personal counseling on a variety of issues
    • Crisis intervention services
    • Workshops, presentations to groups, and group therapy sessions
    • Outreach activities and participation in student wellness events
    • Consultation and training for faculty and staff on working with students that may have personal or mental health challenges that are impacting their academic or social environments
       

    Location: A-1100
    Phone: 815.280.2936
    Email: mentalhealthservices@jjc.edu

  • Additional Resources

    Additional Resources

    The JJC Library Staff has created a LibGuide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resources. The site includes terms, definition, and information on social issues, important links, book suggestions, and much more. 

    Check Out LibGuide

JJC FAQs

  • How can I change my name at JJC?

    JJC works to ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn in a safe and supportive environment. JJC acknowledges that many students use first names other than their legal first name to identify themselves.

    Students who wish to pursue this option must complete a Preferred Name form and submit it to The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities. The Dean of Students may request to review this information with you for approval.  

    Once reviewed and approved, the Dean of Students will provide the student with a letter of support and contact appropriate offices who can support this request.  The approval of this form will not change a student's legal name on any legal college documents. A student is still obligated to use their legal name on all legal documents.

    It is the student's responsibility to contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities each semester to provide updates in class schedule and needed support.

    For more information about this process, for additional information, or to seek other support services please contact The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities by visiting A-1100 or calling (815) 280-2761.

    Please note: The JJC Dean of Students will support the students request whenever possible.

    It is also suggested that the student take a proactive role in this process and encourages communication with faculty members.

    Preferred Name Change Request Form (Solicitud de cambio de nombre preferido)

  • Where can I find gender neutral bathrooms at JJC?

    All-access and gender neutral bathrooms are available at the Main Campus, Romeoville Campus and City Center Campus in the following locations:

    Main Campus

    • A-2704
    • EC-1107 (Events Center)
    • J-0057
    • J-1068
    • J-2071
    • J-3040
    • J-4063
    • U-1124


    Romeoville Campus

    • RMB-1085
    • RMB-1105A


    City Center Campus

    • RCEN1128A

  • What opportunities exist at JJC for education related to LGBTQIA+ topics?

    To see opportunities, visit our Safe Zone Ally page on MyJJC for more information.

    The JJC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Compliance (DEIC) Office offers resources as well.

  • What should I do if I experience discrimination at JJC related to my gender, gender identity and/or sexual orientation?

    If you experience discrimination or an ethical violation by a JJC employee related to your gender, gender identity and/or sexual orientation, you can report it here:

    If you are a JJC student and experience discrimination by another JJC student related to your gender, gender identity and/or sexual orientation, you can report it via this student reporting platform.

Local/Community Resources

Students may need to seek supportive resources off-campus. While we made efforts to identify local organizations that affirm, support, and are knowledgeable about LGBTQIA+ identities, we do not endorse or cannot make that guarantees for the organizations listed. 

  • Addiction

    Alcoholics Anonymous District 51

    • Provides support for individuals struggling with alcohol addiction
    • Visit our website for meeting locations, dates and times
    • Some locations offer childcare support during meetings
    • ADA-accessible locations are labelled in the directory
       

    Website
    Alcoholics Anonymous District 51


    AI-Anon Family Group (Northern Illinois)

    • Provides support groups for friends and families of alcoholics
    • Check the website to find the location for the meeting nearest you
    • Spanish-speaking support groups are also available and are labelled in the directory
       

    Phone
    (815) 773-9623 (Will County Division)

    Website
    AI-Anon


    Rainbow Group of Alcoholics Anonymous

    • Provides support and open welcome to those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and straight. 
    • Meets on Mondays from 5-6 p.m.
       

    Address
    Fellowship Club of Will County
    1703 N Broadway
    Crest Hill, IL 60403


    Will County Health Department

    • Provides assessment and treatment for individuals with alcohol and drug addiction.
    • Ages 13+
    • Call to schedule an intake
    • Spanish-speaking staff are also available
       

    Address
    501 Ella Ave. 

    Joliet, IL 60433

    Phone
    (815) 727-8670

    Website
    Will County Health

  • Behavioral Health/Counseling

    360 Youth Services

    • Trained counselors offer support and intervention, teach skills, empower individuals and help families navigate life's challenges
       

    Address
    1548 Bond Street, Suite 114
    Naperville, IL 60563

    Phone
    (630) 717-9408, Ext 1180


    AGAPE Missions, Inc.

    • Provides counseling for people who were incarcerated and people living with HIV/AIDS
       

    Address
    840 Plainfield Road
    Joliet, IL 60435

    Phone
    (815) 723-1548

    Emergency Line
    (815) 685-5288

    Website
    AGAPE


    Center on Halsted (Behavioral Health)

    • Offers a variety of mental health services and opportunities for community members, including psychotherapy for individuals and couples, group counseling and referrals
    • Counseling services are also available in Spanish


    Address
    3656 N. Halsted Street
    Chicago IL 60613

    Phone
    (773) 472-6469


    Compassionate Counseling 

    • Dr. Wilke provides therapy services, specializing in:
      • transgender and sexual identity issues
      • guided imagery with music
      • family and coming out issues
      • partners counseling
      • intimacy/relationship issues

    Phone
    Deborah L. Wilke, Ed.D., LCPC, NCP, DAPA
    (630) 759-9799

    Email
    docwilke@gmail.com

    Website
    Compassionate Counseling


    Howard Brown Health Center

    • Provides primary medical care, behavioral health services and specifically chronic and infectious disease services
    • Primarily serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer community and its allies
    • Spanish speaking services and staff also available


    Address
    4025 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60613

    Phone
    (773) 388-1600

    Website
    Howard Brown Health Center


    Regional Care Association

    • Provides counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS


    Address
    2420 Glenwood Ave
    Joliet, IL 60435

    Phone
    (815) 722-7000

    Website
    Regional Care


    Open Door Clinic

    • Provides counseling for people living with HIV/AIDS support groups


    Address
    157 South Lincoln Ave Suite K
    Aurora, IL 60505

    Phone
    (630) 264-1819

    Website
    Open Door Clinic


    Trinity Services, Inc. (Family Counseling Center)

    • Provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and couples in individual and group formats in English, Spanish and German
    • Organization is particularly geared toward people with disabilities


    Address
    301 Veterans Parkway
    New Lenox, IL 60451

    Phone
    (815) 485-6197

    Website
    Trinity Services


    Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

    • Hosts a specific identities and Expressions LGBTQIA+ Track, which provides guidance in developing coping skills, life balance, and other tools needed for support and healthy living
       

    Address
    1004 Pawlak Parkway
    New Lenox, IL 

    Phone
    (844) 580-5000

    Website
    Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital


    Will County Health Department (Mental Health Program)

    • Provides community-based outpatient mental health services for youth and adults. Call to schedule an intake. Spanish speaking services and staff also available.
    • Locations in Joliet, Bolingbrook, and Monee
       

    Phone
    (815) 727-8521

    Website
    Will County Health 

  • Community Pride Groups

    Bolingbrook Pride

    • Aims to promote an understanding of, and equality for, the LGBTQIA+ populace within our community by raising awareness. We plant o do this through public displays, educational programs, and events; ultimately leading up to an annual PrideFest.


    Website
    Bolingbrook Pride

    Email
    bolingbrook.pride@gmail.com


    Joliet Pride Network

    • Serves as a community-based organization dedicated to inclusion and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ and Ally community
       

    Facebook
    Joliet Pride Facebook Page 

    Email
    jolietpridenetwork@gmail.com


    Plainfield Pride

    • Provides paid training to promote equality for the LGBGTQIA+ community and educate about our needs, language usage, pronouns and culture. Advocates for and addresses community concerns.
    • Hosts events that celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the LGBTQIA+ community and introduce these lessons into school curricula to be taught year-round. creates an environment for advocacy, networking, outreach, support services, and leadership opportunities for the LGBTQIA+ people, their families, friends and co-conspirators. 
       

    Facebook
    Plainfield Pride Facebook Page

    Email
    info@plainfieldpride.org


    Will County Pride Coalition

    • Combines the efforts of many LGBTQ and ally groups to support and empower the LGBTQ citizens of Will County and educate our allies.

    Facebook
    Will County Pride Facebook Page

    Email
    info.willcountypridecoalition@gmail.com

  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

    Guardian Angel Community Services (Sexual Assault Service Center)

    • Provides support for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others through. a 24-hour hotline, individual and group counseling (adults and children), legal and medical advocacy, prevention education, and community presentations. All services are also offered in Spanish.


    Address
    168 N. Ottawa Street
    Joliet, IL 60432

    Phone
    (815) 729-0930 ext 1330

    24 Hour Hotline
    (815) 730-8984

    Website
    Guardian Angel Community Services

  • Health Resources (Medical) / Community Resources

    Howard Brown Health Center

    • Provides primary medical care, behavioral health services, and specialty chronic and infectious disease services
    • Primarily serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/queer (LGBTQIA+) community and its allies
    • Spanish-speaking services and staff also available


    Address
    4025 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60613

    Phone
    (773) 388-1600


    Regional Care Association

    • Provides medical services and counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and counseling. 
       

    Address
    2420 Glenwood Ave.
    Joliet IL 60435
    (815) 722-7000

    Website
    Regional Care 


    Will County Community Health Center

    • Provides access to quality health care, dental care, and lab services for uninsured and under-insured individuals
    • Spanish speaking physicians are also available
       

    Address
    1106 Neal Avenue
    Joliet, IL 60433
    (815) 727-8670

    Website
    Will County Health

  • Hotlines, Suicide Prevention Resources

    GLBT National Help Center

    • Provides free and confidential phone, chat and email support.
    • Speaks with callers about coming-out issues, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety and safer-sex information and lots more.
    • This is not a 24-hour hotline.
    • Please check the website for hours of operation. 


    Phone
    1-888-843-4564 (Adults and Youth)
    1-800-246-7743 (Youth ages 13-25

    Website
    GLBT National Help Center


    Guardian Angel Community Services (Sexual Assault Service Center)

    • Provides support for survivors of sexual violence and their significant others through a 24-hour hotline. Spanish language service also available. 
       

    24-Hour Hotline
    (815) 730-8984

    Website
    Guardian Angel Community Services


    The Trevor Project

    Provides free crisis and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth (ages 13-24) including a 24-hour hotline and secure instant messaging to connect those in need to trained counselors. 

    Phone
    1-866-488-7386

    Website
    thetrevorproject.org


    Trans Lifeline

    • Provides support for trans people in crisis, including those who may be struggling with their gender identity or aren't sure if they are transgender.
    • This is not a 24-hour hotline. Please check the website for hours of operation. 
       

    Phone
    (877) 565-8860

  • Sexual Health

    AGAPE Missions, Inc.

    • Free HIV/AIDS testing
    • Counseling (including for LGBTQIA+ issues)
    • HIV/AIDS care and prevention education
       

    Address
    840 Plainfield Road
    Joliet, IL 60435

    Emergency Line
    (815) 685-5288

    Website
    AGAPE Missions 


    Canticle Ministries, Inc.

    • Provides housing, education and support for people and families living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Please note: While their mission and philosophies are embedded int he teachings of the Catholic Church, they serve and honor all people without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex or sexual orientation (stated on their website)
       

    Phone
    (630) 588-9165

    Website
    Canticle Ministries


    Open Door Clinic

    • Primary and specialized medical care for people living with HIV/AIDS
    • Counseling (including for LGBT+ issues and substance abuse)
    • Free HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infection STI testing
    • Support Groups
    • Offers medical case management in Spanish
       

    Address
    157 South Lincoln Ave., Suite K
    Aurora, IL 60505

    Phone
    (630) 264-1819

    Website
    Open Door Clinic


    Regional Care Association

    • Medical services and counseling services for people living with HIV/AIDS
    • HIV testing and counseling
       

    Address
    2420 Glenwood Ave.
    Joliet IL 60435
    (815) 722-7000

    Website
    Regional Care 


    Will County Health Department

    • Provides free HIV testing and protection
    • Spanish speaking staff are also available
       

    Address
    501 Ella Ave.
    Joliet, IL 60433

    Phone
    (815) 727-8480

  • Spirituality (Local Places of Worship)

    The following local places of worship have identified themselves as being LGBTQIA+ affirming. You can find more LGBTQIA+ affirming churches at gaychurch.org.


    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

    Church
    Good Shepherd Church, ECLA

    Address
    25 Alexander Circle
    Romeoville, IL 60446

    Phone
    (815) 886-4354

    Website
    www.welcome432.org


    Methodist

    Church
    Wesley United Methodist Church

    Address
    21 East Franklin Avenue
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Phone
    (630) 355-1834

    Website
    Wesley Naperville


    Muslim

    Church
    Masjid al-Rabia

    Address
    637 S Dearborn St,
    Chicago, IL 60605

    Website
    Masjid al-Rabia


    Unitarian Universalist

    Church
    Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet

    Address
    3401 W. Jefferson St, Joliet

    Phone
    (815) 744-9020

    Website
    UUJoliet


    United Church of Christ

    Church
    First Congregational United Church of Christ

    Address
    25 E. Benton Ave.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Phone
    (630) 355-1024

    Website
    First Congregational 

  • Support Groups, Drop in Programs

    Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome / Differences of Sex Development Support Group

    • Provides education, support, and advocacy for those living with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome and other Differences of Sex Development and their families. 
       

    Website
    AISDSD


    Center on Halsted

    • Offers regular events, support groups and drop in programs for bisexual people, transgender people, children and families and women. View their website for a calendar of upcoming group meetings and events. 


    Address
    3656 N. Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL 60613

    Phone
    (773) 472-6469

    Website
    Center on Halsted


    Gender Explorers Joliet (Community Alliance and Action Network) 

    • Monthly peer-led support group for transgender and gender non-conforming adults. 
    • Meets on third Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


    Address
    Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet
    3401 W. Jefferson St. 
    Joliet, IL 60431

    Website
    UUJoliet


    Genderqueer Chicago

    • A grassroots peer-led group that works to create safe spaces for everyone to talk about, think about, explore and express gender. Holds free weekly meetings and events. 
    • View our website or contact for meeting locations and times. 


    Website
    Genderqueer Chicago

    Email
    genderqueerchicago@gmail.com


    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PLAG) of Aurora/Fox Valley

    • Provides support, education and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families. The Joliet Area PFLAG Chapter is currently on hiatus as August 2015. Please check the PLFAG website. 
    • Meets on Sundays at 2 p.m.

    Address
    New England Congregational Church
    406 W. Galena Blvd
    Aurora, IL 60506

    Phone
    (630) 415-0622

    Email
    pflagaurorafoxvalley@pflagillinois.com

    Website
    PFLAG


    Rainbow Group of Alcoholics Anonymous 

    • Provides support and open welcome to those identifying as lesbian, bisexual, gay, trans, queer and straight. 
    • Meets on Mondays from 5-6 p.m.
       

    Address
    Fellowship Club of Will County 
    1703 N. Broadway 
    Crest Hill, IL 60403


    Transcend (Youth Outlook - Joliet)

    • Transcend is a drop-in group for trans youth and youth questioning their gender identity. Suggested for youth ages 14-20. Send an email for the meeting location. 
    • Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-9 p.m.

    Email
    lalania.oconnor@youth-outlook.org

    Address
    Spanish Community Center
    309 N. Eastern Ave
    Joliet, IL 60432
    (Enter through the parking lot off Franklin Street; entrance is behind the community center)

    Website
    Youth Outlook


    Transcend (Youth Outlook)

    • Transcend is a drop-in group for trans youth and youth questioning their gender identity. Suggested for youth ages 14-20. Send an email for the meeting location. 
    • Meets on Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m.

    Email
    nancy.mullen@youth-outlook.org

    Phone
    (815) 754-5331

    Website
    Youth Outlook

National Resources

  • Education Resources

    The following is a list of resources meant to provide additional education about topics related to LGBTQIA+ communities.

    Accord Alliance FAQs

    The Accord Alliance promotes comprehensive and integrated approaches to care that enhance the health and well-being of people and families affected by disorders of sex development (DSD) by fostering collaboration among all stakeholders. They provide education to increase awareness about DSD and create guidelines, models of care, and training for medical professionals related to DSD.

    Website
    Accord Alliance


    Human Rights Campaign

    The HRC is the largest civil rights organization in the country working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Their site contains issue maps, topical resource guides (e.g., coming out, religion & faith, HIV/AIDS), and more.

    Website
    Human Rights Campaign


    National Center for Transgender Equality

    The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Their “About Transgender People” page provides links to basic terminology related to trans people, statistics about the trans community, FAQs, ally tips, and more.

    Website
    National Center for Transgender Equality


    National LGBTQ Task Force

    The National LGBTQIA+ Task Force is the country’s oldest national LGBTQIA+ advocacy group.Besides advocacy, the Task Force’s Policy Institute conducts groundbreaking research and policy analysis on hot- button issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.Visit their “Fact Sheets & Infographics” page to learn more about issues affecting the community.

    Website
    National LGBTQ Task Force


    The Interface Project

    Seeking to demystify and humanize the experiences of intersex individuals, the Interface Project highlights the experiences of people born with intersex conditions. Also includes an FAQ page.

    Website
    Interface Project

  • Spirituality Groups

    Baptist

    Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
    awab.org

    Buddhism

    Gay Buddhist Fellowship
    gaybuddhist.org

    Catholicism

    Dignity USA
    dignityusa.org

    Christian Science

    Emergence International
    emergence-international.org

    Judaism

    Keshet
    keshetonline.org

    Lutheran

    Reconciling Works
    reconcilingworks.org

    Metropolitan Community Church

    United Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Church
    mccchurch.org

    Mormon

    Affirmation
    affirmation.org

    Muslim

    Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
    themasgd.org

    Unitarian / Universality

    Unitarian Universalist Church
    uua.org

    Unity Fellowship Church Movement (African American)

    Unity Fellowship Church Movement
    unityfellowshipchurch.org

    United Methodist 

    Affirmation
    affirmation.org

  • Transgender Resources

    The following resources are intended for students who are questioning their gender identity, considering coming out as trans/nonbinary/genderqueer, or are exploring their options for transitioning.

    General Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide

    FTM Guide

    Comprehensive guide that has been used by many trans men and their loved ones since 2005. Contains a wealth of information on many aspects related to FTM transition, including:

    • Presenting as male
    • Hormones
    • Grooming
    • Surgery
    • Clothing
    • And more


    Transsexual & Transgender Road Map

    Transsexual & Transgender Road Map

    Comprehensive guide for transgender people considering transition created by a transgender woman.

  • Other National Resources

    The following is a list of national groups that provides services for and do advocacy work on behalf of LGBTQIA+ communities.

    Athletics

    Trans Athlete

    Transathlete is a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.

    Transathlete Website


    Immigration

    Immigration Equality

    Provides free legal services for LGBTQIA+ and HIV-positive immigrants.

    Immigration Equality Website


    Legal

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project

    Provides direct representation for low income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas: Survival & Self Determination (Name Changes, Assistance Obtaining and Updating ID Documents, Health Care Advocacy, Criminal History/Fingerprinting), Immigrant Rights (Name Changes, Assistance Updating Immigration Documents, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, Removal Defense, Asylum) and Prisoner Justice (NY-only).

    Sylvia Rivera Law Project Website

    Lambda Legal

    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.

    Site includes a map that allows users to find out which laws protect LGBTQIA+ people and people living with HIV in their state, toolkits, infographics, and other topic-specific resources.

    Lambda Legal Website
    Lambda Legal Website (Español)