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Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois - Name Change Mobilization
During the Name Change Mobilization, attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their legal names at the Daley Center in downtown Chicago. Volunteers provide follow-up support services by accompanying folks to their court dates and helping them navigate the subsequent name change processes at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Security Office, Department of Vital Records, etc.

The Name Change Mobilization takes place on the last Friday of every month, 9:00am – 3:00 pm in room 1202 of the Daley Center, located at 50. W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602.
Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted, Chicago's LGBTQIA+ Community Center, includes an entertainment venue, an organic grocery store, a café, a technology center, a gymnasium, a theater and a number of other unique gathering spaces. The Center on Halsted also houses a number of organizations serving Chicago's LGBTQIA+ community. Current services include support groups for youth and seniors; psychotherapy services; an info line for LGBTQIA+ individuals and a hotline for HIV and STD concerns; prevention, treatment, and advocacy related to domestic violence; and a range of life-enrichment programs.

Chicago Gender Society

Chicago Gender Society provides education, support, social opportunities and out-reach to the Transgender and Transsexual Community. The goal of CGS is to provide educational activities for its members, the transgendered community and its supporters and the general public. It seeks to promote a positive self-image for transgender individuals in the business community, in the media, and general public.

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Since 1985, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has led the fight against HIV/AIDS in metropolitan Chicago. AFC grants funding for local HIV/AIDS care and prevention programs, advocates for sound AIDS policy and increased public support for AIDS services, and through our Service Providers Council, develops and implements strategies for coordinating AIDS care.

Broadway Youth Center

Broadway Youth Center offers comprehensive services to youth, ages 12-24 including a safe space for young people experiencing homelessness.
3179 N Broadway
(773) 935-3151

Chicago Go Pride

Chicago Go Pride provides information on events, news, businesses, and more in Chicago.

Gender Queer Chicago

Gender Queer Chicago, a grassroots, peer-led group that works to create safe spaces for all of us to talk about, think about, explore, and express gender.

La Casa Norte

La Casa Norte serves youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.

The Night Ministry

The Night Ministry
provides housing, health care and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness.

Project Vida

Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side.

Rainbow Families Illinois

Rainbow Families of Illinois is a non-profit, community-based organization that includes lesbian and gay parents and their children and those considering parenthood. They are committed to protecting the right of LGBTQIA+ people to raise children with love and integrity in a culture of justice, respect and belonging.

Equality Illinois

Equality Illinois' mission is to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the state of Illinois.

ACLU of Illinois

The ACLU LGBT & AIDS Project works to fight all forms of discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender persons, and individuals affected by AIDS.

State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline

The free and anonymous AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline provides callers with the most up-to-date, medically-accurate information on AIDS/HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional support, and state-wide referrals for healthcare and social services related to AIDS/HIV and STDs. Spanish-speaking resource counselors are available during most day and evening shifts.

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