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  • Unabridged Bookstore

    AGENCY: UNABRIDGED BOOKSTORE
    ADDRESS: 3251 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 883-9119
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Every Monday and Friday 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.; Every Saturday and Sunday 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.

    Unabridged is known for its dedicated & knowledgeable staff, their hand-written personal recommendations, an unparalleled sale book section, LGBTQ book section, and an award-winning children’s section. It’s safe to say that Unabridged is the only bookstore in the Chicago area where a shopper can buy the latest issue of a magazine, a copy of children’s classic Goodnight Moon, or newest title, and pick up the latest literary fiction & non-fiction sensation, all in one stop.

    Associated Tags: books , bookstore , unabridged bookstore

  • Women and Children First Bookstore

    AGENCY: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST
    ADDRESS: 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 769-9299
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Varies

    We are one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, stocking more than 30,000 books by and about women, children’s books for all ages, and the best of lesbian and gay fiction and non-fiction. Anything we don’t have in stock we can usually get in a few days’ time, even if it’s a title outside our specialty. We also carry cards, magazines, blank books and journals, calendars, CDs, gift items like candles, and pride products.

    Our staffers include teachers, graduate students, professional writers and storytellers, political activists, board members, and poets. Each of us is a reader, a feminist, and a bookseller. Our purpose in beginning the store 33 years ago was to promote the work of women writers and to create a place in which all women would find books reflecting their lives and interests. We strive to do this in an atmosphere in which all are respected, valued, and well-served. That is our purpose still, online as well as in the store.

    Hours:
    Monday and Tuesday 11:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Wednesday through Friday 11:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.
    Saturday 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
    Sunday 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.

    Associated Tags: books , bookstore , feminist , lesbian , LGBTQ , queer , transgender , Women and Children First

  • Library Resource Collection

    AGENCY: OAK PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
    ADDRESS: 834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL 60301
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (708) 383-8200
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Monday - Thursday 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m.; Fridays 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.; Saturdays 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.; Sundays 1:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

    Oak Park Public Library has created a unique collection to serve transgender people and everyone seeking information, including employers, medical providers, allies, friends, and family. Materials are available to most Illinois library cardholders.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , collections , gender identity , library , Oak Park Public Library , transgender

  • Chicago Gay History

    AGENCY: CHICAGO GAY HISTORY
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: Tracy Baim
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    24 Hour

    Chicago’s gay community has contributed in many ways to the national and international fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights. However, those contributions have often been overlooked in documentations of the movement, and this new Chicago Gay History Project seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of those many important people, events, and organizations who helped the Windy City become a beacon of gay progress in the latter part of the 20th Century.

    From the anti-gay police raids and harassment of earlier decades, Chicago has risen to become one of the most progressive cities in the world, with legal protections, a city-designated neighborhood, a major community center, the hosting of the Gay Games in 2006, and a city-sponsored Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. Illinois was the first state to remove its sodomy law, and the first gay-rights group in the U.S. started in Chicago.

    While The Society of Human Rights in the 1920s was short-lived (due to police intervention), the visionary who started that group, Henry Gerber, was among the many Chicagoans who were at the vanguard of the movement for gay equality. From Jane Addams to Lorraine Hansberry, Marie J. Kuda to William Kelley, Chuck Renslow to Vernita Gray, this projects takes an extensive look back, so that we may learn for a better future.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , Chicago Gay History Project , education , History , information

  • Youth Drop-In Center

    AGENCY: PROLOGUE LGBT SOUTH SIDE DROP IN CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1857 E. 71 St., Chicago, IL 60649
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    New LGBT South Side drop in center!!!
    Description
    Prologue is a multi-site, community-based high school and GED program founded in 1972. It is state-recognized and NCA accredited.

    We Offer:

    A Safe Heaven to Meet
    Free Rapid HIV Testing
    Connect To Care
    ILI Assessments
    Incentives
    Safe Sex Kits
    Referrals
    Peer Lead Groups
    Peer Support
    Internet Access
    Help Finding a Shelter
    Help Writing a Resume
    Referrals to our Alternative High School / GED Program
    And Much More!!!

    Associated Tags: basic needs , career and employment , drop-in center , education , health , HIV/STD , prevention & wellness , Prologue , Prologue LGBT South Side Drop In Center , youth

  • African American Female Scholar Program

    AGENCY: AFFINITY
    ADDRESS: 1424-28 E. 53rd St., Ste. 306, Chicago, IL 60615
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 324-0377
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    The Scholars’ Program is a leadership development experience for lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgendered young women of African descent between the ages of 18 and 24.

    Four candidates receive a 10 month opportunity for training in social justice, non-profit management, and community organizing. Scholars also work on individual research projects and coordinate an annual Youth Summit while receiving mentorship from LGBTQ women of color and allied community leaders.

    Associated Tags: advocacy , affinity , African American , basic needs , education , female , scholar , social justice

  • School Advocacy & Bullying Education

    AGENCY: ILLINOIS SAFE SCHOOL ALLIANCE
    ADDRESS: 180 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1220 Chicago, IL 60601
    CONTACT: Alexia Rice-Henry
    PHONE: (312) 533-2624
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance envisions a world in which youth develop to their fullest potential, learning in safe and nurturing schools, living in communities that accept and honor differences, where everyone has the freedom to express their sexual orientation and gender identity. The goals of the Alliance are: 1) Public education: To educate and involve schools, community organizations, parents, public officials, youth and the general public in Illinois, regarding sexual orientation and gender identity issues and the needs of LGBTQ youth in schools; 2) Youth Organizing: To engage youth across the state of Illinois to become leaders in the LGBTQ safe schools movement and be agents of change in their own schools and communities; 3) Policy Advocacy: To conduct advocacy activities that will result in the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in the programs and policies that support the safety and well-being of youth.

    Associated Tags: advocacy , advocacy training , anti-bullying , basic needs , education , Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

  • Classroom Adjunct Anti-Bullying Education

    AGENCY: LEGACY PROJECT EDUCATION INITIATIVE (LPEI/LEGACY PROJECT)
    ADDRESS: 3018 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL, 60618
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (312) 608-1198
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI) – a classroom-based adjunct called the Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI), specifically designed to focus on students and youth. The Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI) is co-sponsored by Illinois Safe Schools Alliance as part of a comprehensive strategy to address the despair that can sometimes grip LGBT youth, many of whom live in isolation, without historically significant role models. It has been internationally recognized as a powerful tool to combat anti-Gay bullying in our schools by directly confronting the ignorance that makes it possible.

    Associated Tags: advocacy , anti-bullying , basic needs , children , communities , education , legacy project , legacy project education initiative , lpei , parenting and family , safe , school

  • Many Men Many Voices (3MV)

    AGENCY: SOUTH SIDE HELP CENTER
    ADDRESS: 1525 E. 55th St., Ste. 300-A, Chicago, IL 60615
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 701-4246
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Group Level Education Session – intervention program to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among black men who have sex with men (MSM) who may or may not identify themselves as gay.

    Associated Tags: 3MV , basic needs , education , Many Men Many Voices , MSM , South Side Help Center , Young MSM Programs

  • Library and Archives

    AGENCY: GERBERT/HART LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
    ADDRESS: 6500 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60626
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 381-8030
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Every Thursday 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Every Friday 1:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. Saturdays 12:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

    A lesbian and gay library, archives, and cultural center, Gerber/Hart Library is dedicated to meeting the information needs of its unique community in a safe atmosphere that promotes research, exploration, and discovery.

    As a library, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is committed to acquiring, preserving, and disseminating materials that embody the culture and history of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people.
    As an archives, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives is the repository for the records, papers, and other regalia of lesbian and gay life, focusing primarily in the Chicago metropolitan area and the Midwest.

    As a cultural center, Gerber/Hart Library and Archives makes its collection active and accessible to the public through displays, talks and lectures, workshops and classes, as well as performance, video, and film.

    Associated Tags: archives , basic needs , education , Gerber , Gerber/Hart Library , Gerber/Hart Library and Archives , Hart , library

  • GED Programming

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Lynnea Karlic
    PHONE: (773) 661-0954
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Varies

    On-site GED programming to help LGBTQ individuals and allies to continue their education and to seek better job placement opportunities. The GED program is a comprehensive community learning course in collaboration between Center on Halsted and Truman Community College.

    Students and teachers meet 2 times a week to prepare for the GED test. GED program participants have the advantages and ease of continuing as a Truman College student upon passing the GED test.

    Enrollment and assessment is necessary for the GED program. Tutoring is available.

    Interested? Contact , Director of Community and Cultural Programs, to learn more by emailing or calling 773.661.0954.

    Associated Tags: adult , basic needs , bisexual , Center on Halsted , education , gay , GED , job placement , lesbian , queer , transgender , Truman Community College , youth

  • Youth Vocation and Professional Development

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 472-6469
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    Youth Speak Out (An After School Matters Youth Apprenticeship)
    In this year-round Performance Art and Creative Writing internship, youth ages 14–20 earn a stipend while formulating, writing, practicing and performing spoken word as they learn the elements and techniques from some of the best performance artists and poets in the community.

    GED Programming
    The GED program is a collaboration between Center on Halsted and Truman Community College, and aims to help LGBTQ individuals of any age complete 8 weeks of community learning in order to prepare for and pass their GED examinations.

    Associated Tags: adults , basic needs , career and employment , Center on Halsted , COH , education , GED preparation , internship , performing , writing , youth