LGBTQIA Students

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  • Columbia Pride

    Activism, Community, Individuality

    Columbia Pride is a student lead group that creates an inclusive community with a LGBTQIA+ focus where all members are welcomed, respected, and affirmed in a safe space. CG invites all of those in our space to express their full authentic selves. The overarching goal is to promote the exploration of intersectionality through accessible education, activism, and support. Common Ground is a space for celebration and a space for change.

    Want to get involved?

    Weekly meeting:

    Thursdays at 4 p.m.
    Multicultural Affairs
    618 S Michigan Ave, 4th Floor

     

  • Queer &

    Queer & provides a space for students, staff, and faculty to learn about the racial and cultural intersections within queer communities. 

    Our weekly meetings are on Friday from 2:00pm - 4:00pm in the MCA office located at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 4th floor.

    Executive Director

    Joyce Guo

     

    Creative Director

    Jay Goebel

     

    Financial Director

    Jude Valentin

     

    Primary SOC Representative

    Jude Valentin

     

    Secondary SOC Representative

    Joyce Guo

     

  • Suicide Prevention & Crisis Help Resources

    The Trevor Project
    The sole national organization with a 24-hour hotline focused on suicide prevention among LGBTQIA youth.
    866-4U-TREVOR

    Counseling Services
    731 S Plymouth Ct, Ste 112
    312-369-8700
    counselingservices@colum.edu

    Trans LifeLine
    Trans LifeLIne is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people, ready to respond to whatever support need members of our community might have.
    877-565-8860

    Call the Student Health and Support Intervention Team when you observe or speak to a student who is experiencing emotional distress and is in need of immediate attention, for example:

    • a student talking about not being around or giving possessions away
    • a student expressing self-destructive or homicidal ideation, either verbally or in writing
    • or a student expressing feelings of hopelessness

    312-369-8595 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
    312-369-1111 (after 5 p.m.)

  • HIV Resources

    Chicago H.E.L.P.

    If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with HIV or a STD, you probably have many questions about how this can affect your life. Chicago H.E.L.P. offers telephone education, support and resources about STDs. Remember, you can call anytime, and you are NOT alone! Learn more from a trained professional and talk with people who have been through this before jumping to conclusions. This agency is here to HELP!

    312.810.8132 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

    For general questions or referrals to local testing sites, call the Illinois AIDS/HIV and STD hotline at 1.800.AID.AIDS. This is a free and anonymous HIV & STD hotline providing callers with the most up-to-date, medically-accurate information on AIDS/HIV and sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), emotional support, and state-wide referrals for healthcare and social services related to AIDS/HIV and STDs.

    National HIV/STD Testing Resources

  • Community Resources

    Community Based Organizations

    Affinity1424-28 E. 53rd Street, Suite 306 Chicago, IL 60615
    773.324.0377
    http://affinity95.org/
    Community based organization in the south side of Chicago that provides space for peer led support groups, community forums and public policy initiatives for queer and transgender people of color.  HIV walk-in testing on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2-6pm.
    HIV Testing
    Community Support Group
    Community Events
    Policy and Advocacy

    Broadway Youth Center
    4025 N. Sheridan Road
    773.935.3151
    http://www.howardbrown.org
    BYC offers workshops and presentations with the goal of HIV/STI prevention for young people. These workshops include topics of sexual/reproductive health, safer sex, healthy relationships, self-esteem, transgender 101, how to be an ally and more.

    HIV/STI Testing
    Health Services Clinic
    Counseling
    Community Support Group
    Community Events
    Employment/Career
    Crisis/Suicide Prevention

    GenderQueer Chicago
    http://genderqueerchicago.blogspot.com/
    genderqueerchicago@gmail.com
    GenderQueer Chicago is a grassroots, peer-led group that works to create safe spaces for all of us to talk about, think about, explore, and express gender.
    Community Events
    Community Support Group

    Man Cave-at the Center on Halsted
    3656 N. Halsted St
    773.472.6469
    http://www.centeronhalsted.org/
    A peer discussion and meeting group for masculine-identified Trans* or questioning Trans masculine individuals. This group is designed to be a safe space for the masculine identified community. While we love people who are learning, this group is not open to for study or individuals seeking information for professional capacities.
    Meeting details: First and Third Fridays of each month, beginning at 6:30pm

    Community Support Group

    T-Time Transgender & Intersex Support GroupHoward Brown Health Center
    4025 N Sheridan Road
    http://www.howardbrown.org
    T-Time is an open group for transgender, gender variant, two-spirit, gender non-conforming, intersex, and gender questioning individuals.
    Meet 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    For more information, contact Myles Brady at MylesB@howardbrown.org.
    Community Support Group

    ALMA (Association of Latino Men for Action)
    3656 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60613
    Phone: 773-234-5591
    Email: info@almachicago.org
    http://almachicago.org/
    The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA) is an educational, social, advocacy, and support group for gay, bisexual, or questioning men.
    Community Events

    Asians and Friends Chicago
    http://afchicago.org/blog/
    webmaster@afchicago.org.
    The purpose of Asians & Friends Chicago (AFC) is to bring together gay people who are interested in developing a greater understanding of the culture of Asians and Asian-Americans and in developing friendships through social, cultural and educational activities.
    Community Events

    Chicago i2i
    http://www.chicagoi2i.org/
    Founded in 2005, Invisible to Invincible ("i2i") is a community-based organization that celebrates and affirms Asians & Pacific Islanders who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Queer in the Chicago area.
    Community Events
    Policy and Advocacy

    Center on Halsted
    3656 North Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 472-6469
    http://www.centeronhalsted.org/
    Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.
    State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline 1.800.AID.AIDS (243.2437)
    Free HIV Testing by appointment 7 days a week 773.661.0910 Free HIV testing on a walk-in basis Wednesdays from 4:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
    HIV testing
    Mental Health/Counseling
    Community Support Group
    Policy and Advocacy
    Community Events
    Employment/Career

    TransLife Line
    (877) 565-8860
    http://www.translifeline.org/
    Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
    Crisis/Suicide Prevention

    The Trevor Project
    (866) 488-7386
    http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
    Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
    Crisis/Suicide Prevention
    Community Resources/Education

    Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA)
    3023 North Clark Street, #806
    Chicago, Illinois 60657-5205
    info@chicagomsa.com
    www.chicagomsa.com

    The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association is the largest not-for-profit gay and lesbian sports organization in the Midwest. We offer recreational and competitive level play in a variety of athletic leagues throughout the year. CMSA offers teams sports in: Badminton, billiards, bowling, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, beach volleyball.
    Community Events

    TransLife Center
    1925 North Clybourn Avenue #401,
    Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-5200
    http://www.chicagohouse.org/
    Chicago House and Social Service agency serves individuals and families who are disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness, and/or gender nonconformity by providing housing, employment services, medical linkage and retention services, HIV prevention services, legal services and other supportive programs.
    HIV testing
    Health/Clinic Services
    Mental Health/Counseling
    Hormone Therapy
    Community Support Group
    Policy and Advocacy
    Legal - Name Change Support
    Employment/Career
    Community Resources/Education

    VIDA/SIDA
    2640 W Division St, Chicago, Illinois
    (773) 278-6737
    http://vidasida.tumblr.com/
    The mission of Vida/SIDA, a project of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center is to educate, advocate and empower Chicago’s Latin@ community by promoting culturally responsive health care/resources that enable health affirming behaviors and attitudes.
    HIV testing
    Health/Clinic Services
    Mental Health/Counseling
    Community Support Group
    Community Events

    Policy & Advocacy
    Transformative Justice Law Project
    Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
    4707 N. Broadway, Suite 307
    Chicago, IL 60640
    773.272.1822
    http://tjlp.org/
    TJLP is a group of radical activists, social workers, and organizers who provide support, advocacy, and free, holistic advocacy and criminal legal services to poor and street-based transgender people in Illinois.
    Policy and Advocacy
    Legal - Name Change Support
    Community Resources/Education

    Civil Rights Agenda
    2129 North Western Avenue
    Chicago Illinois 60647
    773 235 8852
    http://jointcra.org/
    info@jointcra.org
    The Civil Rights Agenda is an Illinois statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization and political organizations established to continue the fight for equal rights and guarantee equal protection and treatment for all.
    Policy and Advocacy

    Equality Illinois
    17 N. State St.
    Suite 1020
    Chicago, IL 60602
    773-477-7173
    http://www.equalityillinois.us/
    Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.
    Policy and Advocacy
    Community Events
    Legal - Name Change Support
    Employment/Career
    Crisis/Suicide Prevention

    Illinois Safe School Alliance
    70 E Lake Street
    Suite 900
    Chicago IL
    (312) 368-9070
    www.illinoissafeschools.org
    The mission of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance (the Alliance) is to promote safety, support and healthy development for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, in Illinois schools and communities, through advocacy, education, youth organizing and research.

    Policy and Advocacy
    Community Events
    Community Resources/Education
    Health and Wellness


    HBHC – Howard Brown Health Center
    4025 N. Sheridan Road
    Chicago, IL 60613
    773.388.1600
    www.howardbrown.org/
    Howard Brown Health Center exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.
    HIV/STI testing
    Health/Clinic Services
    Mental Health/Counseling
    Hormone Therapy
    Community Support Groups
    Community Events
    Community Resources/Education

    SAGE Community Health Collective
    2514 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
    Phone: 312-582-4458
    sagecommunityhealth@gmail.com
    www.sagecommunityhealth.org
    The mission of Sage Community Health Collective is to create a non-hierarchical worker owned collective committed to community wellness; to challenge systemic health disparities and the traditional patient/practitioner dynamic; to provide affordable, accessible, trauma-informed and harm-reductionist healing services including acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, and nutritional counseling and to facilitate the pursuit of community and individual wellness via workshops and skillshares in partnership with community members, activists, and freedom fighters
    Health/Clinic Services
    Community Support Groups
    Community Events

    AIDS Foundation Chicago
    200 W Jackson Blvd.Suite 2100 Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-922-2322
    info@aidschicago.org
    http://www.aidschicago.org/

    The mission of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
    Policy and Advocacy
    Community Resources/Education

    Community Events
    Dyke March Chicago
    https://chicagodykemarch.wordpress.com/
    Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience.
    Community Events

    PrideFest
    http://chicagopride.gopride.com/
    Chicago Pride Weekend consists of a two-day festival and our world-famous parade.
    The two-day festival takes place along Chicago's famed Halsted strip on Saturday, June 20, 2015 and Sunday, June 21, 2015.
    Community Events

    United Latino Pride
    http://www.unitedlatinopride.org/
    United Latin@ Pride is organized as a community of Latin@ LGBTQQIA individuals supporting and connecting initiatives that work to create awareness and celebrate the plurality of our identities.
    Community Events

    Arts & Media

    About Face Theatre
    Address: 5252 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 784-8565
    http://aboutfacetheatre.com/
    Working within and beyond the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, About Face Theatre is committed to innovation, artistic excellence and community transformation.
    Arts, Media or Literature
    Community Events

    E3 Radio
    http://www.e3radio.org/
    E3 Radio produces authentically-edgy radio streams to educate, empower, and entertain. By blending talk and independent music we are the new age NPR.
    Arts, Media or Literature
    Community Events

    Reeling Film Fest
    http://chicagofilmmakers.org
    773 293 1447
    Reeling is the second longest-running LGBT film festival in the US, and showcases the best independent LGBT films from around the world.
    From award-winning international feature films to social documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrate the rich diversity of work being produced. Not only has Reeling become one of the most important cultural events for Chicagoans, it also attracts LGBT people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year.
    Arts, Media or Literature
    Community Events


    Pride Films and Plays
    http://pridefilmsandplays.com
    Pride Films and Plays (PFP Films) was founded in 2010 to change lives by improving the quality of LGBT theater and film for this generation and those to come. Utilizing stories with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters or themes, we create powerful theatrics and films that speak for the community and are essential viewing for all audiences.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Lakeside Pride Musical Ensembles
    http://www.lakesidepride.org/
    Our annual appearances and performances help the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community connect to diverse audiences everywhere through music. Each year, our ensembles reach more than one million people.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Windy City Gay Chorus
    Windy City Performing Arts, Inc.
    3023 N. Clark Street, #329
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 404 9242
    www.windycitysings.org
    Windy City Gay Chorus endeavours to be an exceptional men’s chorus with a reputation for performing outstanding music of a  variety of styles. We seek to support, empower, represent and challenge the gay and lesbian community as a whole through our excellence in music, our commitment to equality and justice for all people and through the portrayal of our lives.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Chances Dances - Artists’ Micro Grants
    http://www.chancesdances.org/
    Chances dances is a queer dance party and collective dedicated to building safer spaces in Chicago since 2005. Chances is our original dance party, bringing together the varied LGBTIQ communities of Chicago through performance, outreach, and WERQ. All Chances parties recognize the power of consent, welcome all gender expressions, and feature gender neutral bathrooms.
    Artists’s grants are also available through Chances Dances.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Chicago Artist Resource
    http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/
    An extensive list of resources including artist residencies and grants by artists for artists.
    Arts, Media or Literature

    The Gay Agenda
    http://www.theagendalive.com
    Chicago based online talk show in which a panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists critique mainstream notions of gay identity and the LGBT movement, and discuss what it means to be a part of the queer community.
    Arts, Media or Literature

    WCT
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/
    Windy City Media Group serves the diverse communication needs of the LGBTQ community. It produces Windy City Times, Chicago's only weekly LGBT newspaper, as well as Nightspots, a biweekly club guide, Windy City Queercast radio plus video content online.
    Arts, Media or Literature
    Youth Empowerment Performance Project
    http://www.wesayyepp.com/
    The mission of YEPP is to seek a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles and to celebrate their strengths through the process of developing a theatrical performance piece.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Queer Film Society
    1709 N. Albany Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60647
    http://queerfilmsociety.org/
    The Queer Film Society (QFS) is a consortium of LGBT film critics, historians, artists, and scholars dedicated to the exploration and celebration of queer images in world cinema.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    3rd Language
    3rdlanguageinfo@gmail.com
    http://www.3rdlanguage.com/
    A Chicago-based collective of artists and thinkers interested in exploring and embracing difference, otherness and transgression. Third Language curates, prints and distributes a quarterly publication around a central theme that explores queerness, queer thought and queer work. Third Language also hosts workshops designed specifically for queer artists of color.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Homolatte
    www.homolatte.com
    HOMOLATTE is a twice-a-month, all-ages, queer music and spoken word series in Chicago. It happens on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at BIG CHICKS / TWEET 5024 N SHERIDAN 773-728-5511 Free parking in back (through alley). Free admission / pass the hat for the artists.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Quare Square Collective
    www.quare2collective.org
    Quare Square began in May 2013 as a monthly open mic for queer women of color and allies on the heels of its predecessor, POWWOW, Inc's departure from hosting a weekly open mic for black lesbians. Held on Chicago's predominantly black southside at one of the city's oldest gay bars, it has quickly become a support network for queer artists of color who often feel isolated from the larger queer community and events on the city's north side. Chicago remains one of the most racially-segregated U.S. cities and nowhere is this more evident than in its LGBTQ community.
    Community Events
    Arts, Media or Literature

    Community Resources in the Case of Violence or Crisis: 
    Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Search for nearby rape crisis centers - Columbia College Zip code: 60605)
    http://www.icasa.org/crisisCenters.aspx?PageID=501

    LGBTQ Specific Resources in Chicago for Sexual Assault and Violence:
    Center on Halsted LGBTQ Violence Resource Line: 773.871.CARE (2273) M-F Regular Business Hrs or at violence-resource@centeronhalsted.org

    Howard Brown Violence Recovery Project:
    http://howardbrown.org/hb_services.asp?id=31

    Chicagoland LGBT Services Directory: (This is a great resource of a lot of services in Chicago)
    http://chicagolgbtservices.org/placecategory/legal/

    Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago
    http://bqachicago.org/
    It is BQAC’s mission to educate, empower, and provide resources for bisexual and queer persons. We aim to do this by directly educating the bisexual and queer communities along with the general public, creating awareness of bisexual and queer issues, amassing and disseminating resources and information, and through charitable acts to the bisexual and queer community.

  • Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure (Title IX)

    Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedure (Title IX)
    If you are seeking help in the case of sexual misconduct please refer to these resources for help, support, and information on reporting. 

    Student Code of Conduct
    If you are seeking help in the case of harassment, discrimination, physical assault, or any other disruptive behavior among the Columbia College Community, please refer to these resources for information on reporting and your student rights and responsibilities. 

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