School Advocacy


LGBTQ young people in Illinois have been experiencing high levels of harassment, bullying, and discrimination in schools. In response, pro-LGBTQ groups, advocates and allies across the state have been working together to hold schools accountable, offer training resources and make sure no LGBTQ students ‘fall through any cracks’.

If you or someone you know seeks advocacy support for anti-LGBTQ+ behavior in Illinois schools, you can access the central intake form below:

The coalition includes:
Students, Parents, and Supporters, Equality Illinois, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Rainbow Café, Peoria Proud, Prairie Pride Coalition, Youth Outlook, PFLAG, Uniting Pride

Thank you to the Illinois Department of Human Rights for the new guidance regarding the protection of transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students in Illinois. The guidance comes at a time when LGBTQ organizations in Illinois received an unprecedented numbers of reports of anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment in Illinois schools.

Read, download, and share the new guidance: https://www2.illinois.gov/dhr/Publications/Pages/Guidance-Relating-to-Protection-of-