One of the biggest issues is finding places for folx to get together. This space will be used to list all the LGBTQIA happenings in the suburbs. Stay tuned while this spot is fine tuned.
PrideFest: A one day event with year long planning. Join us! Maybe Summer 2021 we will be back together en masse.
Gender Explorers is a free, peer-run support group for transgender adults in and around Joliet. Our mission is to provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to share their personal experiences and explore questions of identity, transition, and/or coming out with people on similar paths. We are inclusive of both female-to-male (FTM) spectrum and male-to-female (MTF) spectrum individuals, of genderqueer persons, of intersexed folks, and of those questioning their gender identity. People of color and people with disabilities are encouraged to attend. The meeting space is accessible. The group meets monthly on 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30p - 8p Universalist Unitarian Church in Joliet. 3401 W. Jefferson Joliet, IL 60431 For more information E-mail Gender Explore.
Unicorn is a free, peer support group for transgender and questioning youth and their parents/caregivers. The youth meet each other while their parents/caregivers support and share with each other. For ages up to 18 years old. They meet every other month on the 1st Mondays from 7:00p - 9p Universalist Unitarian Church in Joliet. 3401 W. Jefferson Joliet, IL 60431
Pinwheels is a network of families embracing their children's and teens gender creativity in a kind and loving manner. Our support group focuses on providing a monthly meeting place for parents to connect with other families by sharing information and experiences. There is a group in Homewood. Go to their website here. If you want information about a youth group in Joliet please fill out the contact form.
The GLBT National Help Center has a Trans Teens Online Talk Group and GLBT Youth talk line. Please go to their website. for more information.
We will not be deterred. We will be out and proud at our Joliet PrideFest if the covid 19 restrictions are lifted. We won't lose our civil rights in Illinois as long as we speak out against racist, ableist, transphobic, homophobic talk right when it happens.
Let's work together for a Safe Community for All.
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