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LGBTQ Resources

UIC Gender and Sexuality Center – Understands intersecting identities and the multiple layers of diversity within LGBTQIA identities including race, class, ability, geography, immigration status, and religious affiliation. You can contact them during limited business hours.
Phone: (312) 413-8619

The Trevor Project – specializes in supporting people in the LGBTQ community. You can call them any time. They also have a chat service and a text service that are available 24/7/365.
Phone: 866-488-7386
Text Line: text START to 678-678

The Liam Foundation – The first LGBTQIA+ Resource Center in Rockford. We’re excited to serve our community by connecting folks to services. We also offer professional development trainings to other organizations to educate them on the unique challenges the community faces. Our Mission: To encourage, assist, heal and empower our LGBTQIA+ community through respect, advocacy, and passionate hearts to promote thriving in society. Find them on Facebook.

Phone: (815) 329-6977
Address: 124 N. Water St. Suite 303A, Rockford, IL 61107

OutReach LGBT Community CenterOur mission is a commitment to equity and quality of life for all LGBTQ+ people through community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy.

​Our vision is to create a community where the presence and contributions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people are welcomed and celebrated; where intolerance is challenged and defeated; where justice prevails; and where civil rights of all people are valued and respected.

Phone: 608-255-8582; Fax: 608-255-0018
Address: 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison, WI 53704-3126

PFLAG Rockford (Parents, Families and Friends of LGBTQIA+ Individuals) – The US’s first and largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ). PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Our mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ people and allies who support one another, and to educate ourselves and our communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people. The Rockford chapter meets the 1st Monday of the month at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at The Liam Foundation. The chapter holds additional meetings and events besides scheduled monthly meetings.

Phone: 630-415-0622 (Northern Illinois Council)

Spectrum of Rockford LGBT Counseling Program – Spectrum of Rockford L.G.B.T. Counseling is a program of the Harmony Center for Holistic Psychotherapy.  Spectrum was founded in 2008 by Dr. Breisch and a team of L.G.B.T. counselors.  It was created to provide counseling and resource services to the L.G.B.T. community due to a lack of social support services in the Rockford, IL area.  Spectrum of Rockford L.G.B.T. Counseling Program’s Center is a safe place for those who identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Gender Diverse, Non-Binary, Genderqueer, or Intersex. We also welcome those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  We also love and support the straight and cis-gender people who support the L.G.B.T.I.Q.A. community. We provide supportive counseling services by clinicians who specialize in L.G.B.T.I.Q.A. issues.  Some of our clinicians and staff are also members of the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A. community, too.  We provide therapy services such as individual therapy, child/teen therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.  Additionally, we provide psychological evaluations for our gender diverse community who are having gender confirmation surgery and need letters of approval. Find the program on Facebook.
Phone: 815-639-0300
Address: Harmony Center 6625 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL 61111

GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality – GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments.  To achieve this mission, GLMA utilizes the scientific expertise of its diverse multidisciplinary membership to inform and drive advocacy, education, and research.
Phone: 202-600-8037
Address: 1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
Enjoy Illinois – #AmazingForAll: From Chicago’s LGBTQ-friendly neighborhoods to events such as Northalsted Market Days to the quaint inns of Galena, we show our pride throughout Illinois. We embrace difference and diversity and welcome everyone to experience the places and people that make it so amazing.

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