On October 9th, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance and our wonderful community partners are cultivating a day-long gathering of students, parents, PreK-12 teachers and administrators, lawyers, healthcare professionals, and advocates to share skills and clarify shared goals for the work of the safe schools movement in the months and years ahead.

For workshop descriptions click HERE.

Emma Leff

Listen to Emma Leff, former Youth Committee Member at the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, as well as Activist of the Year award winner in 2012, speak about their time as a youth activist and advocate. 

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Manny Capozzi

Listen to Manny Capozzi, a band member of Mister E Machine, who performed at the Alliance's Night of Noise 2015, speak about the importance of the work the Alliance does. LGBTQ youth across Illinois need your contribution! Donate now. 



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

News and Events

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. 

Videos to Inspire

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Alliance youth leaders reflect to their 40-year-old selves about al