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.


Zephyr, a current Alliance Youth Committee (YC) member reflects on the opportunities and growth they experienced as a youth activist and leader. They speak about how the YC is uniquely youth-led and youth-centered, and how other LGBTQ youth and allies can continue to contribute to and build on this rich tradition of inclusion, respect and safety.

Please donate generously and support more such promising youth leaders! Our 100 Stories Campaign and the youth of Illinois need your support. 


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