LGBQTIA+ Student Resources

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is a proud ally to our LGBTQIA+ community.  We strive to be a community were students, staff, faculty and community members from all sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities feel welcome and celebrated.  Our work continues, and our hope is that these resources will help our LGBTQIA+ community feel seen and supported.

Northwestern University Resources

  • OUTLaw is a student organization that provides opportunities to act together on the political, social, and academic concerns of lesbian, gay, and bisexual students and to connect with affiliated communities in the Chicago area.
  • The LGBTQ Advisory Board for Northwestern’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs meets monthly to discuss any issues and/or needs for LGBTQIA students. Some of the Advisory Board’s work includes a Queer Wellness Retreat, sending a delegation to the LGBTQ Task Force’s National Conference called Creating Change, and serving as a space for feedback for various NU departments. Contact MSA at msa@northwestern.edu to learn more about the LGBTQ Advisory Board.
  • The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center works to provide a safe and affirming space for all members of the Northwestern University campus and acts as a hub for organizations, resources, services, and programs of interest to the Queer, Trans*, and Ally community.
  • The Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing is the largest institute in the U.S. to focus on sexual and gender minority (SGM) health research. Explore their website to find programs, events, and research supporting SGM health and wellbeing.
  • MSA List of LGBTQIA Community Resources

Local Resources

  • Equality Illinois is a legal activism group for LGBT rights
  • The Chicago LGBT Blog features issues and discussion surrounding the LGBT community. It also has information on fighting for your rights and the stance of different legislators and how they can impact the LGBT community.
  • The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois provides free life-affirming and gender-affirming holistic criminal legal services to low-income and street based transgender and gender non-conforming people targeted by the criminal legal system.
  • 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.

National Resources