Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that unites the LGBTQ+ community from all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico to raise critically needed funds. Throughout the day-long event, thousands of people make gifts to support a vast array of LGBTQ+ nonprofits across the country, ranging from the arts to social services agencies, from advocacy groups to sports leagues, from community centers to health care nonprofits.

Being silent for a day isn't easy. So, for 10 years, the Alliance has organized Nights of Noise to break the silence and celebrate the resilience of LGBTQ+ youth. This year, our Night of Noise is also our kick off event for our 10th Anniversary Celebrations and we want to Break the Silence with you
 
Tickets are first come first serve so we recommend you purchase in advance!

All proceeds will benefit the work of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance. 

 

More than 27% of students in Illinois Pre-K-12 schools are in a gender inclusive environment with clear policies, procedures, and practices that ensure access to education in accordance with gender identity.

That’s 565,642 students across Illinois. 

 

Alliance Names Owen Daniel-McCarter as New Executive Director

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2016

Ellen Ljung

Listen to one of our former boardmembers speak about her experience with establishing a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in the 1990's, as well as the key support that the Alliance provides to LGBTQ and allied youth in schools across Illinois. Support our campaign, and donate through the button above, or through our Fundly page! You too can help make schools more welcoming, safe and inclusive for LGBTQ youth! 

 

Melissa Ockerman

Melissa Ockerman is an Associate Professor at DePaul University’s Counseling Program, and serves on the Alliance’s Board as well as our Education and Training (E.A.T) Committee. She speaks to us about her Alliance journey as well as the specialized professional development and training on LGBTQ inclusion and safety that we provide for school administrators, staff, and students across Illinois.
 

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Convening young people from all over the state, the Alliance creates a forum for students to inform, participate in and lead the Illinois LGBTQ safe schools movement.

Providing public education on sexual orientation and gender identity topics across the state of Illinois, the Alliance’s “Safety for All” framework addresses sexual orientation and gender identit

Recognizing the importance of inclusive policies within educational entities and human rights agencies, the Alliance works on policy advocacy initiatives with schools, school districts and governme

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Oct 10, 2016

More than 27% of students in Illinois Pre-K-12 schools are in a gender inclusive environment with clear policies, procedures, and practices that ensure access to education in accordance with gender identity. 

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