Government and Partner Resources

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State and Local Government Resources

Illinois Department of Human Rights (En Español)

Illinois prohibits discrimination in connection with employment, real estate (housing) transactions, access to financial credit and public accommodations. It also prohibits sexual harassment in employment, sexual harassment of students in educational institutions and retaliation.

Illinois Human Rights Commission

Illinois Department of Revenue (as related to marriage and civil union)

Illinois State Employees’ Retirement System

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund

City of Bloomington

Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, public accommodations and financing.

Cook County

Municipal Code, Ch. 199 et seq., 12/88

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit.

Because Illinois recognizes same-sex and opposite civil unions and marriages, Cook County sunsetted its domestic partnership registry on May 31, 2011.

City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations

Municipal Code , Ch. 199 et seq., 12/88

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit. The city also supports victims of hate crimes.

City of Champaign

Municipal Code, Ch 13, as amended by Ordinance 77-222, 7/19/77

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit, union practices.

City of DeKalb

Municipal Code, Ch. 49, as amended by Ordinance 98-133, 12/14/98

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit, union practices.

City of Evanston

Municipal Code Ch. 5 and Ch. 12, as amended by Ordinance 61-O-97, 6/3/97

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, housing, credit.

Town of Normal

Human Rights Ordinance protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, employment, public accommodations and financing.

Village of Oak Park

Village Code, Art. 1 §13, 1993.

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, housing, credit.

City of Peoria

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations.

City of Springfield

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations.

City of Urbana

City Code, Ch. 12, §12-1 et seq., 1979

Protections extend to the following categories: public employment, public accommodations, private employment, education, credit.

Chicago-Area Organizations


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AIDS Foundation Chicago

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago (ALCC)

Affinity Community Services

Amigas Latinas

Association of Latino Men for Action

Center on Halsted

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

Chicago House

Howard Brown Health Center

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago

Lesbian Community Cancer Project of Howard Brown

National Organization for Women Illinois

Test Positive Aware Network

Windy City Black Pride

Chicago LGBT Media Resources

Best Gay Chicago

BOI Magazine

Chicago Pride

Gay Chicago Magazine

GRAB Magazine

MTM Chicago

PINK Magazine Chicago

Windy City Times

Illinois Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Gay and Lesbian Association of Decatur

Illinois Gender Advocates

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

MentalHelp.Net

Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays of Northern Illinois

Phoenix Center (Springfield)

Quad Citians Affirming Diversity

Spectrum of Rockford

Tri-State Alliance (Southern Illinois)

National Organizations

Equality Federation (links to all statewide equality organizations)

Freedom to Marry

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund

Human Rights Campaign

Lambda Legal

Marriage Equality & Other Relationship Recognition Laws

National Center for Transgender Equality

Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association

Illinois Universities with LGBT Friendly Organizations

Aurora University

Aurora University Pride Alliance

Coming Out Discussion Group

Benedictine University

GLOW (Gay, Lesbian Or Whatever)

Columbia College Chicago

Common Ground

DePaul University

ActOut

Spectrum

Dominican University

Common Ground

Governors State University

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

Illinois Institute of Technology

GLAM (Gays, Lesbians, Allies and More)

Lewis University

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

Loyola University Chicago

Advocate

QTPOC (Queer and Trans People of Color)

Safe-Space Training

Q-Cafe

Midwestern University

GLASS (Gay, Lesbian And Straight Students)

National Louis University

GLBTQA Connection

North Park University

Q&A (Queer and Allies)

Northeastern Illinois University

GLBTQA Club

Delta Lambda Psi

LIP (Latina’s In Power)

Northern Illinois University

Ally Program

Q-Connect

Transitions

Prism

Northwestern University

Rainbow Alliance

Project ShoutOUT

QPGSA (Queer Pride Graduate Student Association)

Robert Morris University

S.A.F.E. (Student Alliance For Equality)

Roosevelt University

RU Proud

University of St. Francis

Spectrum

Saint Xavier University

Xavier University Alliance

University of Chicago

OUT Patient

Out in Public (Policy)

OUT Law

OUT Reach

Queers & Associates

The Sacred Flame

University of Illinois at Chicago

Gender and Sexuality Center

Safe Zone

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois LGBT Resource Center

LGBT Archives and Libraries

EQIL Resource Guide

National Immigrant Justice Center

National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays