The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance thanks all those who made the 14th Annual Night of Noise a huge success! The event had close to 200 attendees, including Youth Committee members, Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) members, Board Members, Alliance staff and the public.

Calling middle and high school students--come, participate in our 3rd Annual Action Camp! We also need volunteers to be camp counselors. 

 

 

A resounding thank you to the team captains, bowlers, and donors who made the 4th Annual Alliance Bowl-a-thon a great success! Over the past two Saturdays, teams gathered at the Illini Union Rec Room in Urbana, and at Diversey River Bowl in Chicago to raise the funds needed to support the Alliance's statewide work to Strike Out Bullying.

Check out this year's wonderful teams who pulled out all the stops to make this year's event possible.

 

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

Local People, Local Work

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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.

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We're Bowled Over

A resounding thank you to the team captains, bowlers, and donors who made the 4th Annual Alliance Bowl-a-thon a great success! Over the past two Saturdays, teams gathered at the Illini Union Rec Room in Urbana, and at Diversey River Bowl in Chicago to raise the funds needed to support the Alliance's statewide work to Strike Out Bullying.

Check out this year's wonderful teams who pulled out all the stops to make this year's event possible.

 

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

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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.

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