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Illinois transgender resources

Below are resources in Illinois for our community, part of this site’s American resources by state. See also major US-based trans websites and national advocacy groups.


National Center for Transgender Equality (

Human Rights Campaign (

Williams Institute (


Transgender surgery options in Illinois

World Professional Association of Transgender Health (

Planned Parenthood (


Chicago area transgender resources

Peoria Transgender Society – PTGS (

Rainbow Families of Illinois (

Equality Illinois (

ACLU of Illinois (

State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline: 800-243-2437

Illinois state law on name and gender change

For a complete understanding of the law see Chapter 735 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, Section 5/21-101 et seq. or consult an attorney.

Please note that some states are now requiring those who have reassignment procedures outside the country to have these procedures confirmed by US physician. For example, here is the Illinois requirement as of July 1, 2023:

Dr. Rob Garofalo

The V.O.I.C.E.S. Project

Howard Brown Health Center, 
4025 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613    

Broadway Youth Center
3179 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657