LGBTQ Resources

Groups and Organizations on AU Campus

      - AU Pride Alliance (AUPA) -

 National Coming Out Day-  October 11, 2012

The point of National Coming Out Day is to let people see who you are--people other students and faculty already like, know and respect who happen to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.  That is your strongest tool in the movement toward full human rights.  For  more info on National Coming Out Day, please click on Human Rights Campaign history of National Coming Out Day.

LGBT Pride -  Spring 2013-  date to be announced

Since Pride is usually celebrated in June when school is out of session, AU will be celebrating a little early. 

History of Pride -  The June 1969 "Stonewall Rebellion" against police--led by mostly young working class, youth of color, Puerto Rican and Black Drag Queens--at the Stonewell Bar on Christopher St. in New York City is often thought of as marking the beginning of modern gay liberation in the U.S. In the 1940s, 50s and 60's, police extorted money from the owners of nightclubs that served gay people. They often raided the clubs to show their muscle, arresting the patrons, publishing their names, and sometimes beating or raping them in custody. For the first time ever, instead of passively accepting the police brutality, the patrons fought back. A year later, activists in other cities were thinking of a way to mark the anniversary. During the 1970s, various groups began observing Pride Day, on weekends in June. Today, the holiday is celebrated as the anniversary of the modern movement for the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.


Local Resources

Open Door Clinic - or 630-264-1819 provides counseling for LGBT people and HIV Testing

PFLAG- Chicago Chapter - or 773-935-2398

Suicide Prevention Services - or 630-482-9696


National Resources

Advocates for Youth - features a link on their website just for LGBT youth which supports LGBT youth in their coming out process or you can call 202-419-3420 

AmbienteJoven - is a resource website for LGBT Latino/Latina youth

American Institute of Bisexuality - a resource website for bisexual men and women

Bisexual Resource Center - or 617-424-9595 provides resources for bisexual men and women

Campus Pride - serves student leaders of LGBTQ and Ally campus organizations

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) - or 323-933-2240 or 212-629-3322

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association - to find a physician referral

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Help Center National Hotline - or 888-843-4564 or National Youth Talkline at 800-246-7743 or email questions to 

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - or 212-727-0135 works to combat harrassment and discrimination against students and school personnel

Gender.Org - Gender Education & Advocacy focuses on needs, issues and concerns of transgender people

Human Rights Campaign - or 800-777-4723 provides a voice on LGBT issues

National Association of People with AIDS - or 866-846-9366 advocates on behalf of all people with HIV or AIDS

National Center for Lesbian Rights- or 415-392-6257 provides legal resources for lesbians and their families

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education -

OUT for Work - or 866-571-5428 prepares LGBT college students to transition from college to the workforce

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) - or 202-467-8180

Shout Out Health Blog - blog for LGBT health information

Soulforce - brings together spirituality and LGBT activism

Standing Committee for LGBT Awareness (SCLGBTA) - is part of the American College Personnel Association to eliminate oppression of the LGBT community

Stop The Hate!- - Campus Hate Crime Prevention Program

The Trevor Project- or Helpline - 866-488-7386 promotes acceptance of LGBTQ teenagers and aids in suicide prevention

Transgendered Network International (TGNI) - provides a safe haven for all transgendered people

TransMan's Information Project - provides Female to Male resources

Transsexual Resources - provides resources for transgendered people



The Point Foundation: The National LGBT Scholarship Fund -

LGBT Scholarship Resources -

Financial Aid for LGBT Students -

College Scholarships for LGBT Students -