LGBT Ally Network

What is an ally?

Being an ally on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues is the process of working to develop individual attitudes, institutions, and culture in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people feel they matter. In doing so, allies also work to end homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexism.

The University of Illinois has several Ally networks. Allies are invited to join any and all that seem appropriate. And if there isn't a group that fits you, please talk to email about starting one.

Ally Networks & Groups

Faculty, Staff, Student Ally Network--Spring 2019 offerings:

Friday, January 25th 2p-4p Illinois Street Residence Hall (ISR) Modular Classroom (D-8 Parking Lot)

Friday, February 22nd 2p-4p 1109 Siebel Center

Wednesday, March 13th 2p-4p 106 Main Library

Monday, April 22nd 9a-11a 2050 Student Dining and Residential Programs (SDRP)

To register, visit


Other Ally Trainings Sponsored through the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations