Are you looking for a fun and easy way to raise money for your Gay Straight Alliance? Or perhaps you are looking for a way to support Gay Straight Alliances or other LGBTQ youth organizing efforts across the state of Illinois. For these and so many other reasons, we hope you will join the Alliance for the 4th annual Bowl-A-Thon. New this year is the opportunity to participate in Chicago, Champaign/Urbana, AND Peoria!

It is a hard day in Illinois when a person who has repeatedly expressed contempt and disgust for LGBT people, women, Asian Americans, Latinos, Jewish Americans and other vulnerable minority groups can be confirmed to lead the Illinois State Board of Education.

Staff members of the Alliance will be speaking at a free seminar organized by the Center on Halsted in partnership with the Alliance. LGBTQ children and parents can learn about their rights and responsibilities at school.

Night of Noise on April 17 hosted by Illinois Safe Schools Alliance

The Alliance is hosting the 14th annual Night of Noise on April 17 at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. GSA members, youth and all LGBTQ allies are invited!

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Host a House Party to benefit the Alliance!

Seeking an alternative way to support the Alliance? House parties or cultivation events can be formal or informal gatherings of your  friends, family or business associates that allow you to introduce them to the mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

WHY I GIVE TO THE ILLINOIS SAFE SCHOOLS ALLIANCE

By LAURA McALPINE

I heard the news as I drove my daughter, Amalia, to school. Matthew Shepard died in the ICU, 6 days after being left beaten on a fence post.  I watched her run out of the car embracing her first-grade friends with childish glee. Chicago Public School classmates of all different ethnicities, backgrounds, families, and traditions. I knew that Matthew’s murder was not an aberration

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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 identity

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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Feb 18, 2015

By LAURA McALPINE

I heard the news as I drove my daughter, Amalia, to school. Matthew Shepard died in the ICU, 6 days after being left beaten on a fence post.  I watched her run out of the car embracing her first-grade friends with childish glee. Chicago Public School classmates of all different ethnicities, backgrounds, families, and traditions. I knew that Matthew’s murder was not an aberration

Nov 21, 2014

Host a House Party to benefit the Alliance!

Seeking an alternative way to support the Alliance? House parties or cultivation events can be formal or informal gatherings of your  friends, family or business associates that allow you to introduce them to the mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance.

Videos to Inspire

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

Premiered at the 2014 Alliance Brunch.

On Sunday, October 5, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Allia