Brave on Campus Program
The purpose of a Safe Space program at Chicago-Kent is to provide a space where people who have questions about gender and sexuality, whether in their own lives, in the lives of family and friends, or in the wider culture can go to discuss those issues. Faculty and staff who choose to participate in the Brave on Campus program participate in a two-hour workshop where they are provided with resources to assist those who approach them with LGBT related concerns. Those who attend the workshop are identified by a “Brave on Campus” sticker hung on the door to their office or inside their office. In addition, those who participate are listed here. Participants in the program are considered “allies” and do not necessarily self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but they are prepared to listen and respond to those with questions about related issues.
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60613
Center on Halsted is a focal point for resources for the Chicago and Midwest LGBT communities. It offers support networks and programming to meet the cultural, emotional, social, educational and recreational needs of the LGBT community and friends. Current services include support groups for youth and seniors, mental health services, an info line for LGBT individuals and a hotline for HIV and STD concerns, prevention, treatment, and advocacy related to domestic violence, community technology center providing internet access and technology training and a range of life-enrichment programs.
The organization houses a number of organizations serving Chicago’s LGBT community. Currently, numerous cultural, recreational and advocacy organizations that serve the LGBT community are Resident Community Partners at the Center, which acts as an incubator providing operational support and room for collaboration to the diverse community of nonprofit organizations.
Chicago House’s TransLegal Program
1925 N Clybourn Ave Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 248-5200 x 414
Recognizing the specific legal barriers transgender people face in accessing safe and affirming housing, employment, and medical care – especially transgender women of color who have been homeless and/or incarcerated –the TransLegal Program provides holistic and affirming legal services, self-help legal assistance, and legal education to transgender people to support the overall mission of the TransLife Center (TLC) and the personal success of its participants.
Multiple locations across Chicago. Hours vary for specific services and providers. Please call 773.388.1600 to confirm availability or make appointments. Providers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.
Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) organizations. With an annual budget of over $59 million, the agency serves more than 27,000 adults and youth each year in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago that includes a main health and research center in the Uptown neighborhood, Howard Brown Health Sheridan, and our other clinics Howard Brown Health Halsted in Lakeview, Howard Brown Health Clark in Rogers Park, Howard Brown Health 63rd Street in Englewood, Howard Brown Health 55th Street in Hyde Park, the Broadway Youth Center, and three Brown Elephant resale shops in Chicago (Lakeview and Andersonville neighborhoods) and Oak Park.
Lambda Legal Defense and Education
11 East Adams, Suite 1008
Chicago, IL 60603-6303
Phone: (312) 663-4413
Fax: (312) 663-4307
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving 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.
Help Desk Hours and Instructions
Help Desk Number: (312) 663-4413
The Midwest Regional Office accepts Help Desk calls at any time during business hours (M-F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.). Call 312-663-4413, ask for the Help Desk, and a Help Desk staff person will assist you.
If Help Desk staff is busy helping other callers, your call will automatically be routed to the Legal Help Desk voicemail. You are welcome to leave the following information: name, state, contact info, best time to reach you, and a brief message outlining your legal inquiry. A Help Desk staff person will return your call within one to two business days.
The Human Rights Campaign
Founded in 1980, the Human Rights Campaign represents a grassroots force of over 1.5 million 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.
The organization advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.